The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

by

Edmund Spenser

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Blandamour is a crooked knight who keeps company with equally disreputable knights like Paridell and Braggadochio. He is boastful and fickle, falling in love with Amoretta first, then “Florimell” (actually a false Florimell that is actually a sprite in disguise). When a big tournament of knights is held, Blandamour does poorly, emphasizing his inferiority to the more virtuous knights in the story.
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Blandamour Character Timeline in The Faerie Queene

The timeline below shows where the character Blandamour appears in The Faerie Queene. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book IV: Canto I
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The knight with Ate is Blandamour, who is fickle and unreliable. The other knight, with Duessa, is Paridell (who carried off... (full context)
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Paridell and Blandamour are both enchanted by Amoretta, but soon Scudamore comes riding onto the scene. Paridell challenges... (full context)
Book IV: Canto II
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Despite attempts by Blandamour and Paridell to keep stirring up an argument, Glauce’s words finally calm Scudamore down. Soon... (full context)
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Fickle Blandamour decides that he wants “Florimell” (the disguised sprite) now. He attacks Sir Ferraugh and knocks... (full context)
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Paridell accuses Blandamour of being too boastful and says they made a promise earlier that they would equally... (full context)
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The Squire of Dames asks Paridell and Blandamour (who won’t stop fighting) what the cause of their disagreement is. They both answer that... (full context)
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Paridell, Blandamour, and the others run into Cambell and Triamond with their ladies, Cambine and Canacee. The... (full context)
Book IV: Canto IV
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Unlike the true friendship of Cambell and Triamond, the friendship of Blandamour and Paridell is false. When all of them and their ladies meet on the road,... (full context)
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...arms against a pagan knight named Bruncheual. A knight called Ferramont joins Satyrane’s side, but Blandamour joins Bruncheual’s. (full context)
Book IV: Canto V
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...are all in contention, but the most impressive participant is false Florimell (who is with Blandamour), who looks even fairer than the real Florimell some of them know. She is awarded... (full context)
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Blandamour, Paridell, and Braggadochio are not happy with this outcome, however, and start arguing, their anger... (full context)
Book IV: Canto IX
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...six riders: false Florimell, Braggadochio, a knight named Druon who loves being a bachelor, Claribell, Blandamour, and Paridell. The four knights in the group are brawling over false Florimell. Near these... (full context)
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The fight goes back and forth, with Paridell sometimes siding with Blandamour, other times siding with Druon. But when the knights notice Britomart, who embarrassed them all... (full context)