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Spenser's Faerie Queene. A poem in six books, illustrated by Walter Crane, 1895

Spenser’s Faerie queene. A poem in six books; with the fragment Mutabilitie. by Thomas J. Wise, pictured by Walter Crane

Illustration from Spenser's Faerie Queen

Findes Scudamour distrest: Assayes the house of Busyrane, Where loves spoyles are exprest. Walter Crane, from Spenser’s Faerie Queene vol. by Edmund Spenser, London,

Walter Crane 'The Faerie Queene, Book II' by Edmund Spenser

Her faithfull knight faire Una brings to house of Holinesse Walter Crane, from Spenser’s faerie queene vol. by Edmund Spenser, London,

The Redcrosse Knight is captive made   By gyaunt proud opprest    Walter Crane, from Spenser’s faerie queene vol. 1, by Edmund Spenser, London, 1895.

The Redcrosse Knight is captive made By gyaunt proud opprest Walter Crane, from Spenser’s faerie queene vol. by Edmund Spenser, London,

Fresco painting by Watts illustrating a scene from Spenser's 'Faerie Queene', Book I, Canto II: The Red Cross Knight Overcoming the Dragon.    Edmund Spenser's long allegorical poem The Faerie Queen was completed in the 1590s. The illustration here is taken from Canto XI, which tells the story of the Red Cross Knight. He kills a dragon which has long terrorised a country for some years, with its king and queen walled up in their castle for four years in fear.

The Red Cross Knight overcomes the dragon, from The Faerie Queene .

From Spenser's Faerie Queene vol. 2 ~ Walter Crane (1845-1915)

Pyrrochles does with Guyon fight, And Furors chayne unbinds Of whom sore hurt; for his revenge Atin Cymochles finds. Walter Crane, from Spenser’s Faerie queene vol. by Edmund Spenser, London,