The Faerie Queene Was The First Epic In English And One Of The Most Influential Poems In The Language For Later Poets From Milton To Tennyson Dedicating His Work To Elizabeth I, Spenser Brilliantly United Medieval Romance And Renaissance Epic To Expound The Glory Of The Virgin Queen The Poem Recounts The Quests Of Knights Including Sir Guyon, Knight Of Constance, Who Resists Temptation, And Artegall, Knight Of Justice, Whose Story Alludes To The Execution Of Mary Queen Of Scots Composed As An Overt Moral And Political Allegory, The Faerie Queene, With Its Dramatic Episodes Of Chivalry, Pageantry And Courtly Love, Is Also A Supreme Work Of Atmosphere, Colour And Sensuous Description
Elizabeth I.Though he is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, Spenser is also a controversial figure due to his zeal for the destruction of Irish culture and colonisation of Ireland.
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