ff. 46–54r. Sir Eglamour of Artois is an English composition written at about the same time as the Middle English Yvain and Gawain, and in it there are fights with giants, a conflict with a dragon, strange journeys across the sea, supernatural encounters with mythical beasts and at the end of it all, the possibility of a knight winning his own mother's hand in marriage, just as Sir Degaré does in his own romance, and of course as Oedipus did in Sophocles' drama for an Ancient Athenian festival of Dionysus. But perhaps most curious of all, Sir Eglamour's sweetheart, Cristabel, is put into an open boat without food or water, sail or rudder, just like Emaré and Chaucer's heroine Constance, only to wash up on a foreign shore and become, without any warning at all, the king of Egypt's niece.
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