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Source name: BL Mariale 1
Short title: Three Knights
Poncelet Number: 1727 - Tres quidam milites cum odio haberent quendam virum
Reference numbers: book3 no.10
Foliation in source: f. 135v
Incipit: Tres quidam milites cum odio haberent quendam virum
Summary: How they [the three soldiers] killed a man in a church dedicated to the Virgin; how they were afflicted by internal fire (probably the ‘mal des ardents’); how they were enjoined, as a penance, to wear their weapons bound tight to their bodies; and how the writer of this tale, when he was staying at the house of one Emma, at Amfreville-sur-Iton (Between Rouen and Evreux), met with one of these Soldiers, whose sword had grown into his flesh, and who said that he expected to complete his penance at a certain Church of St. Laurence (II, 613).