Coridon is proven to be cowardly, when Sir Calidore saves Pastorella from a tiger. She’s taken captive by brigands, and her true identity revealed.
Turpine’s final treachery, a lady whose conceit leads to an exacting punishment, Serena almost sacrificed and eaten, and Calidore falls in love.
Sir Calidore is the most courteous and mild-mannered of knights, and sets out on his quest to kill the Blatant Beast.
At Satyrane’s tournament for the golden sash of Florimell, Britomart emerges as the victor, but refuses the prize of the false Florimell. She meets her beloved Artegall at last.
Britomart meets Sir Scudamore, whose lady Amoret has been abducted by the sorcerer Busirane, and is being tortured by him. Britomart to the rescue.
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.
Illustrated editions of the epic became most popular towards the end of the 19th century, when Walter Crane created the finest.