Age of Charlemagne

 





Frankish Women

 
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Bradamante
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Bradamante
 

The heroine in Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, a medieval Italian romance.

Bradamante was a sister of Rinaldo (Renaud de Montauban). Bradamante became a female knight, who falls in love with a heathen warrior, Ruggiero.

 
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Bradamante, Bradamont.

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Orlando Furioso was written by Ludovico Ariosto.

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Rinaldo (Renaud).








Saracen Women

 
Bramimonde
Angelica
Bramimonde (Juliana)
 

Queen of Spain. Bramimonde was a wife of Marsile. She was the mother of Jurfaleu the Blond.

In the Chanson de Roland, she praised Ganelon when he agreed to betray his own king, and setting an ambush to have Roland killed along with the other Twelve Peers.

Bramimonde grieved when she saw her husband was missing his right hand; which she was told, taken by Roland.

Bramimonde surrendered the city to Charlemagne when her husband died, and Baligant was killed. She was taken as captive to Charlemagne who brought her back with him to Aix, Charlemagne's captial in France. Shortly after the trial and execution of Ganelon, she accepted the Christian faith, and was baptised. She received a new name, Juliana.

 
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Bramimonde, Bramimunde, Bramidonie.
Juliana, Juliane (baptised name).

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Marsile, Ganelon, Charlemagne.



Angelica
 

A Saracen princess from Africa, in the Italian medieval romance, Orlando Furioso, written by Ludovico Ariosto.

She was the love-interest of both heroes, Orlando (Roland) and Rinaldo (Renaud de Montauban).

 
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Angelica.

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Orlando Furioso was written by Ludovico Ariosto.

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Orlando (Roland), Rinaldo (Renaud).









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