Madame Lamiens appears in Elissa’s second tale (II, 8), where she is the wife of one of the English King’s Marshals. She and Marshal Lamiens raise Jeannette (Violante) in their home. She’s very class-conscious, and when she learns that her son Jacques Lamiens loves Jeannette, she’s more willing for them to have an illicit sexual relationship than an honorable marriage. However, she eventually allows the marriage in order to save her son’s life.
Madame Lamiens Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Madame Lamiens appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Eighth Tale
...older son. Eventually, the wife of one of the English king’s marshals (later named as Madame Lamiens ) takes pretty and sweet Jeannette into her home. She promises to raise her well... (full context)