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The Faerie Queene - Book 5, Canto 12 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, Canto 12 Summary

Artegall finally reaches Eirena's kingdom. Talus does some work with the mob on the beach as they arrive, and soon Grantoro and Artegall face off. Artegall sets terms—if he wins, Eirena gets the kingdom back; if Grantoro wins, well, we know he won't anyway, so who cares? They fight, and of course Artegall is triumphant. He sets Eirena back on her throne and begins meting out justice left and right. Artegall is soon called back by the Faerie Queen and he leaves Eirena to her land.

On the way home, Artegall is beset by two hags, Envy and Detraction, who set the Blatant Beast on him. Talus drives them all away, (would have killed them but Artegall stays his flail) and heads back to court.

Book 5, Canto 12 Analysis

Grantoro continues to represent Catholicism, yet this time in Ireland. Artegall is still Lord Grey, Spenser's...

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