Richard Cœur de Lion

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A verse romance in 7,136 lines of short couplets dating from the early 14th cent. It is assumed that the source is Anglo‐Norman, dating from about 1230–50. The poem describes the discomfiture of the Saracens in the course of the Third Crusade and breaks off, unfinished, when a three‐year truce is arranged.

Subjects: Literature.

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