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Historical Context in La Belle Dame sans Merci

Historical Context Examples in La Belle Dame sans Merci:

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"knight-at-arms..."   (Text of the Poem)

In medieval times, a "knight-at-arms" was a soldier whose king or lord had elevated him to a position of honor in society. Historically, this term refers to a knight who fought for his king or benefactor after first serving as a page and squire.

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