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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 3, Canto 1 Summary & Analysis

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Guyon and Arthur are riding along when they meet another knight. Of course, Guyon and the new knight fight, and Guyon is unhorsed on the first charge. Devastated by the first defeat of his life, Guyon is talked out of further fighting by the Palmer, who recognizes the spear of the new knight. The new companion is Britomart, famous female knight and owner of a wonderful spear. The three continue on until a maiden comes streaking out of the woods past them followed by a rugged forester intent on rape. Guyon, Arthur, and Arthur's squire (Timias) take off in pursuit. Britomart stands around for a bit, then continues on her way. She comes across six knights attacking a lone knight in front of a castle. She interrupts the fray to hear the story: the lone knight is Red Cross who refused to profane his love...

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