Where Britomart wins Satyrane’s tournament, Marinell and Florimell agree to marry, Artegall accomplishes his quest for Irena, and the Blatant Beast is muzzled for a while.
After a bitter fight, Britomart kills the Amazon queen and releases her slaves, including Artegall, who later resumes his quest and disposes of the enemy of Queen Mercilla.
Britomart meets Sir Scudamore, whose lady Amoret has been abducted by the sorcerer Busirane, and is being tortured by him. Britomart to the rescue.
Britomart faces a huge sea of sorrow, Florimell rides on in fear of her pursuers, and the story of the birth of Amoret and Belphoebe.
An introduction to Britomart, who was brought up learning the art of knightly combat and rules of chivalry, and is now on a quest for Sir Artegall, with whom she is in love.
Prince Arthur defeats the thousand-strong army of fiends, while Guyon travels on to Acrasia’s garden, where they capture her with a net, and destroy her Bower of Bliss.
In which the Redcrosse Knight kills the monster Error, then falls prey to the magic of Archimago and into the clutches of the false Duessa.