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Three brothers in Spenser's Faerie Queene (i. ii. 25 et seq.). Sansfoy (‘faithless’) is slain by the Redcrosse Knight, who also defeats Sansjoy (‘joyless’), but the latter is saved from death by Duessa. Sansloy (‘lawless’) carries off Una and kills her lion (i. iii). This incident is supposed to refer to the suppression of the Protestant religion in the reign of Queen Mary.

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