THE TOURNAMENT OF THE LIONS by Jay William
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THE TOURNAMENT OF THE LIONS

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A contrapuntal story, The Tournament of the Lions deals with two young squires during the reign of King Rene of Sicily, who, while concluding their training for knighthood, are told the story of Roland. As the two young men prepare for a tournament, the final event of their apprenticeship, they are told of his valor and his betrayal. Translated into prose from the Digby Manuscript No. 23 (Bodleian), the chivalric legend retains much of its original force, while the story of the two knights of King Rene illustrates many of the forms and attitudes of heraldic times.

Pub Date: Jan. 13th, 1959
Publisher: Walck