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  •  Thanks! (8+ / 0-)

    I was about to go to Wiki to read about Roland, when I saw your diary. How's that for serendipity? The novel I'm reading has Charles of France calling Galeazzo di Sanseverino a new Roland, and I thought I ought to refresh my recollection of the character and deeds of said paladin. Your diary was SO much better than any Wiki page, ever!

    If your internal map of reality doesn't match external conditions, bad things happen.--Cambias

    by pimutant on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 12:04:41 AM PDT

    •  Interesting (3+ / 0-)
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      Which Charles? IIRC the original paladins were the Peers in The Song.

      •  Paladins? (1+ / 0-)
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        morphed to this one?

        ahh, the loyal retainer..and then there's the knights and loyalties expressed in Japanese historical Samurai cinema.

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        by KenBee on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 02:43:30 PM PDT

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      •  The novel is set in the 1490s (0+ / 0-)

        So the Charles is King Charles VIII, who invaded Italy. And I too believe the original paladins were those in the The Song of Roland, but haven't looked it up. Oh, and I recently just HAD to have Johnny Western singing the cowboy "Paladin" theme song. Now it keeps popping unbidden into my mind and playing endlessly....

        If your internal map of reality doesn't match external conditions, bad things happen.--Cambias

        by pimutant on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 02:53:42 PM PDT

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