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Perceforest enthroned and surrounded by courtiers

This cutting can be dated to ca. 1475.

This page begins the second volume of the multivolume Le Roman de Perceforest, a prose romance originally written by an anonymous author in six books between 1330 and 1344. The titular hero of the narrative, Perceforest, was left in charge as ruler of Britain by Alexander the Great, where he introduced Christianity and created the chivalric order of Franc Palais, a company of exemplary knights.

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