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Amur fine’’ (7755) is in fact Anglo-Norman Romance 33 merely a coy way of alluding to sex; love as a source of moral worth has no part to play here, while the ethos of the poem as a whole is overwhelmingly militaristic, expressed in all the conventional epic formulae.
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Or oiez (now hear . . ), dunc veissiez (now you could see) – are still retained, as are the patterns of combat (see Rychner 1955). The early romances, like the histories,4 have the option of using either style; the choice of the older one results in interestingly hybrid works. The context for the birth of early romance in Angevin Britain, then, is an interest in insular history and topography and a choice of narrative styles. 5 In fact they are a perfect example of the futility of countries attempting to stick nationalist labels on literature: their authors came from northern France but spent at least some time working for Henry II and his wife Eleanor (whether in England or Normandy) and there has been speculation but no proof that all three were involved in some kind of literary atelier at court Anglo-Norman Romance 29 (Damian-Grint 1999: 59; Angeli 1971: viii–ix; Petit 1991: 10).