At a glance:
- First Published: 1534
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Type of Plot: Epic
- Setting: Paris, Jerusalem, Rome, and the fairy kingdom of Mommur
- Characters: Huon of Bordeaux, Gerard, Charlemagne, Charlot, Earl Amaury, Duke Naymes, The Abbot of Cluny, Gerames, Oberon, Gawdis, Claramond
- Genres: Poetry, Epic, Romance, medieval, Narrative poetry
- Subjects: Folkloric or magical people, Magic or magicians, Betrayal, Paris, Brothers, Kings, queens, or royalty, Middle Ages, Middle East, Fairies
- Locales: France, Europe, Asia, Paris, France, Holy Land, Jerusalem, Rome, ancient, Mommur (mythic)
King Charlemagne, grown old and wishing to relinquish the burden of government, summons his court and consults with his nobles to determine the succession to his throne. His plan is to abdicate in favor of his two sons, but the nobles of France are not willing to accept his favorite, Charlot, partly because of the young prince’s association with Earl Amaury, kinsman of the infamous Ganelon, who betrayed Roland to his death. The earl, Charlot’s partisan, takes the occasion to revenge himself on the noble house of Guienne. His suggestion is that Charlot be given a...
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