Summary and Analysis: Book VI, Proem-Canto vi
Book VI: “The Legend of S. Calidore or, Of Covrtesie”
Aladine: The son of Aldus who is incautious enough to be seriously wounded while enjoying his Lady’s courtesies.
Aldus: An older, honorable, retired Knight who owns a castle, father of Aladine.
Blandina: A Lady who was with an unworthy Knight, Turpine.
Briana: A proud woman in love with Crudor.
Calepine: A Knight in love with Serena.
Calidore: A brave, courtly Knight who exemplifies courtesy.
Crudor: A self-absorbed Knight who demands Briana provide a garment made of hair and beards before he will yield to her love.
(The entire section is 4643 words.)