The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

by

Edmund Spenser

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The Faerie Queene Symbols

Shields

In The Faerie Queene, shields are more than just a piece of combat equipment: they represent a knight’s identity. Perhaps the most famous shield in the book is the one that belongs to the…

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Florimell’s Gold Belt

The gold belt of Florimell (also sometimes called a girdle) symbolizes chastity and, in particular, how true chastity is worth as much as gold—if not more. Florimell is one of the most chaste and beautiful…

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Faerie Court

Faerie Court symbolizes the virtuous ideal for which a good knight should strive. While Faerie Court is never directly depicted in The Faerie Queene, it is frequently referenced as an ideal for how a…

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