Floris and Blancheflour

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A Middle English metrical romance in 1,083 lines from the first half of the 13th cent., based on a 12th‐cent. French original.

Floris and Blancheflour are brought up together; he is the son of a Saracen king and she the daughter of a Christian lady who has been captured and brought to the king's court. They fall in love and Blancheflour is banished. Floris finds her, with the aid of a precious cup and a magic ring, and they are ultimately married. The story is the subject of Boccaccio's Filocolo.

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