|It is, PS Yes, I also think that the bracelet was Vivian's (it'd be weird for it to be Gorlois' ) and that it bore the crest of her husband. It all fits. The thing is that if she was smuggled out only because she was illegitimate, why would Gaius lie to Uther about the child being dead? And why would he take her to the Isle of the Blessed no less? I don't know how hard it'd be to find a family who would accept to raise a child. Maybe the priestess were more welcoming? *shrugs*|
Maybe Gorlois had a big problem with magic back then and if Morgause was also fathered by someone else, which must be the case since Morgana and Morgause can only be related through their mother, there might have been 2 good reasons to smuggle her out. Illegitimate and magical powers. Uther was Gorlois' clostest friend and despite the fact that he obviously didn't have a problem with magic at that point of time, Gaius lied to Uther and smuggled Morgause out of Camelot to protect both Viviane and Morgause from Gorlois and to avoid bringing Uther into this to not have Uther's loyalties divided. As his best friend, Uther might have been in an unpleasant situation when knowing that the baby was still alive. Could be that he knew about Viviane powers - I'm actually sure about that - and also wanted to protect Viviane. When thinking that Morgause was dead he wouldn't have to lie to Gorlois and Gaius and Viviane would not have fear that Uther might tell Gorlois about Morgause being alive. I refuse to believe that Uther ordered Morgause's death, it was only said that he was led to believe that she had died.
What puzzles me a lot is the fact that Morgause was smuggled out of Camelot. Gorlois was actually the Duke of Cornwall but maybe just not in this retelling, perhaps he and Viviane lived in Camelot?
What's more, Uther must have known about Viviane's magical power. Therefore he must have known about Morgana's powers too, from the very beginning.
Or it is all indeed nothing more than just a plot hole which wouldn't surprise me