Friday, April 14, 2006
Many years ago I wrote a novel based on C. S. Lewis' analysis of courtly love in his Allegory of Love. The novel involved two tiers; one being an introductory (per chapter) conversation between Venetian nobles on the aspects of courtly love (a la Castiglione) and two, being the main story of the standard damsel in distress knightly endevour viewed through the actions of a courtly knight (Sir Georgius) and a pre-courtly knight, (Hardratta the Merciless). This is a picture of Hardratta. He ties locks of hair of those who he has killed around the rim of his shield.