Guest Post by Cael Kalbrandt
The Roots of Romance
Bursting the pink bubble of our modern concept of romance takes us back into time. To Europe in the 12th and 13th century AD, to be precise. This is the time in which the stories of King Arthur appeared: the heydays of noble knights, fair ladies, minstrels, and the celebration of platonic devotion to one’s One True Love. The time of courtly love at its purest.
Or so we like to believe. A closer study of aforementioned minstrels crashes that party but good.