Late 12th-Century Poems About Love and Compassion Although she was born in France, Marie spent almost all her life in England, at the royal court of King Henry II, in the 12th century. There she wrote a series of rhymed fairy tales known as Breton lai or lays inspired from the ancients Greeks and Romans. Medieval Lays and Legends of Marie de France are a collection of 12 such poems written to both instruct and entertain the reader. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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