The Lais of Marie de France - Study Guide Eliduc Summary & Analysis

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Eliduc is a valiant knight in the service of the King of Brittany, who banishes him based on false rumors. Eliduc decides to seek his fortune as a mercenary and leaves the kingdom, promising his wife that he will remain faithful.

Near Exeter, Eliduc comes across a king who is at war because he will not give away his beautiful daughter in marriage. Eliduc cleverly helps defeat the king's enemies and is rewarded with power over the king's lands. The king's daughter, called Guilliadun, falls deeply in love with Eliduc. Eliduc's love for her also grows, and after leaving for a short time to help his former lord, Eliduc returns secretly to Guilliadun and convinces her to return with him by sea to his homeland.

While they are sailing, Guilliadun overhears that Eliduc has a wife and faints away, as if dead. The ship reaches land, and...

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