How Well Do You Know the Opening Lines of Medieval Literature?

Test yourself by trying to pick which famous work of medieval literature these opening lines are from.

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The Canterbury Tales

The Divine Comedy

Erec et Enide

The Lay of El Cid

Le Morte D’Arthur

Njal’s Saga

Piers Plowman

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

The Song of Roland


Opening Lines of Medieval Literature

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