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29th Oct '16 7:38:27 AM Goldfritha
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Plentifully supplied with [[RoyalBlood kings and queens]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]], [[KnightInShiningArmor knights]] [[TheDulcineaEffect doing noble deeds]] [[CourtlyLove on the behalf of]] the [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beautiful]] DamselInDistress, [[KnightErrant wandering the lands in search of quests]], fighting [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]], [[WildMan wild men of the woods]], {{bears|AreBadNews}}, [[PantheraAwesome lions]], or [[BlackKnight other knights]] ([[TheTourney often in tourneys]], with [[StandardHeroReward the prize being the hand of]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses the princess]]).

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Plentifully supplied with [[RoyalBlood kings and queens]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]], [[KnightInShiningArmor knights]] [[TheDulcineaEffect doing noble deeds]] [[CourtlyLove on the behalf of]] the [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beautiful]] DamselInDistress, [[KnightErrant wandering the lands in search of quests]], receiving orders from [[DamselErrant mysterious women with knowledge of the perils and evils of the land]], meeting with [[TheFairFolk ambiguous though lovely fairy ladies]] and [[SolitarySorceress enchantresses]], fighting [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]], [[WildMan wild men of the woods]], {{bears|AreBadNews}}, [[PantheraAwesome lions]], or [[BlackKnight other knights]] ([[TheTourney often in tourneys]], with [[StandardHeroReward the prize being the hand of]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses the princess]]).



* DoingInTheWizard: Downplayed. But as time wound on, women with magic powers were more likely to be mere wizards, who learned by study, than TheFairFolk. Witness that Morgan le Fay, despite her name, became King Arthur's fully human half-sister.



* RandomEventsPlot: Especially in those stories known as the Man Tried By Fate.

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* RandomEventsPlot: Especially in those stories known as the Man Tried By Fate. But all chivalric romances were prone to magics, perils, problems, and even heroes shifting about.


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* SolitarySorceress: Many enchantresses live in quite isolated locations, though they may have an entire court of likewise isolated attendants. This is actually a downplayed form of DoingInTheWizard -- enchantresses replacing fairy women.
6th Aug '16 8:04:27 PM Goldfritha
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* FallenOnHardTimesJob: The Man Tried by Fate often loses everything and has to take a menial position, such as TheBlacksmith.

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* FallenOnHardTimesJob: The FallenOnHardTimesJob:
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Man Tried by Fate often loses everything and has to take a menial position, such as TheBlacksmith.TheBlacksmith.
** Women driven to exile and poverty by malicious slander take to their needles for support.
3rd May '16 8:07:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Usually princes sent away to save from usurpers.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: Usually princes sent away to save from usurpers.
27th Apr '16 2:22:24 PM mrnickname
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* ''Literature/TheChronicleOfDukeErik'' reads a bit more closely to UsefulNotes/TheIcelandicSagas, but there's still plenty of CourtlyLove, Single Combat (the refined Jousting kind, not the rough and though Viking ''Holmgang'',) and even some [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian references.]]

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* ''Literature/TheChronicleOfDukeErik'' reads a bit more closely to UsefulNotes/TheIcelandicSagas, but there's still plenty of CourtlyLove, Single Combat (the refined Jousting kind, not the rough and though Viking ''Holmgang'',) ''Holmgång'',) and even some [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian references.]]
27th Apr '16 1:57:08 PM mrnickname
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* ''Literature/TheChronicleOfDukeErik'' reads a bit more closely to UsefulNotes/TheIcelandicSagas, but there's still plenty of CourtlyLove, Single Combat (the refined Jousting kind, not the rough and though Viking ''Holmgang'',) and even some [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian references.]]
9th Mar '16 4:12:18 PM Doug86
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Ones about KingArthur and his knights (the Matter of Britain) are among the best known, but in medieval times, there were also those about Charlemagne (the Matter of France) and AlexanderTheGreat (the Matter of Rome). The association could be rather loose, with tales from UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar falling into the Matter of Rome, and despite the claim that these encompassed all romances, in fact there were "non-cyclical", independent romances, such as the ''Constance'' tales (all with the same basic plot as Creator/GeoffreyChaucer used), and the tales of El Cid Campeador, the national hero of Spain. If the era was earlier, do not expect any resemblence to the actual earlier society; Alexander the Great invariably appeared as a feudal king. This is how King Arthur ended up a KnightInShiningArmor.

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Ones about KingArthur and his knights (the Matter of Britain) are among the best known, but in medieval times, there were also those about Charlemagne (the Matter of France) and AlexanderTheGreat UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat (the Matter of Rome). The association could be rather loose, with tales from UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar falling into the Matter of Rome, and despite the claim that these encompassed all romances, in fact there were "non-cyclical", independent romances, such as the ''Constance'' tales (all with the same basic plot as Creator/GeoffreyChaucer used), and the tales of El Cid Campeador, the national hero of Spain. If the era was earlier, do not expect any resemblence to the actual earlier society; Alexander the Great invariably appeared as a feudal king. This is how King Arthur ended up a KnightInShiningArmor.
6th Mar '16 11:03:07 PM hamza678
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13th Jan '16 6:38:25 PM Goldfritha
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* TheDulcineaEffect: Knights tend to fight for ladies on the slightest provocation.
18th Jul '15 9:34:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* SeriesContinuityError: After the smash success of ''TheSongOfRoland'', Roland had [[ExpansionPackPast a lot more tales told about him]] and his [[CoolSword magical sword Durendal]]. Durendal is completely unbreakable - in ''Song of Roland'', Roland attempts to smash it to pieces on a mountain so the Saracens can't get it, but even that doesn't work. In a poem written later but set earlier than ''Song'', ''The Sultan of Babylon'', Roland breaks Durendal in the middle of a battle by accident.

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* SeriesContinuityError: After the smash success of ''TheSongOfRoland'', ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland'', Roland had [[ExpansionPackPast a lot more tales told about him]] and his [[CoolSword magical sword Durendal]]. Durendal is completely unbreakable - in ''Song of Roland'', Roland attempts to smash it to pieces on a mountain so the Saracens can't get it, but even that doesn't work. In a poem written later but set earlier than ''Song'', ''The Sultan of Babylon'', Roland breaks Durendal in the middle of a battle by accident.
28th Jun '15 6:18:22 PM Goldfritha
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* ThePenance: ''Robert the Devil''
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