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Most descriptions of armour in 12th C literature are of the finest fantasy armour, but the Lay of [[Graelant]] describes the armour of a knight who is so badly down on his luck that he has sold his charger and even his saddle. Here he is setting out through the town to go hunting: (trans Weingartner)
 
Most descriptions of armour in 12th C literature are of the finest fantasy armour, but the Lay of [[Graelant]] describes the armour of a knight who is so badly down on his luck that he has sold his charger and even his saddle. Here he is setting out through the town to go hunting: (trans Weingartner)
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Cil et celes qui l'esgardoient<br>
 
Cil et celes qui l'esgardoient<br>
 
L'escharnissoient et gaboient;<br>
 
L'escharnissoient et gaboient;<br>
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[[Category:12th Century|Armour]]

Revision as of 13:54, 19 August 2005

Most descriptions of armour in 12th C literature are of the finest fantasy armour, but the Lay of Graelant describes the armour of a knight who is so badly down on his luck that he has sold his charger and even his saddle. Here he is setting out through the town to go hunting: (trans Weingartner)

He had donned an old suit of leather
Which he had worn much too long.
Those who looked at him
Mocked and teased him;

Unes viez piaus ot afubless,
Que trop par ot longes portees;
Cil et celes qui l'esgardoient
L'escharnissoient et gaboient;