Arthurian Romances - Cliges Summary & Analysis

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Cliges Summary

Alexander, the eldest son of the Emperor of Greece and Constantinople, will not become a knight in his own land; he wants to go to England. Alexander travels to Winchester and informs King Arthur that he will be knighted by him or no one. King Arthur and Queen Guinevere journey to Brittany, accompanied by Alexander and Soredamours, the queen's maiden and Sir Gawain's sister. Soredamours scorns love, yet she finally admits to herself that she loves Alexander, blaming it on her name which means "gilded over with love." Alexander loves Soredamours also, but both convince themselves that their love is unrequited. King Arthur learns that Count Angres plans to challenge him for his lands so he gathers an army and makes Alexander a knight. King Arthur proceeds to heavily fortified Winchester. Alexander attacks the traitors who flee from them. The hopeless, frightened traitors...

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