Guy of Warwick

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Guy of Warwick

(wŏr`ĭk), English legendary hero, popularized by an anonymous 14th-century rhymed romance. Guy won the earl of Warwick's daughter and saved England from the Danes by killing the giant Colbrand; he later renounced worldly vanities and ended his days as a hermit. The story probably has a historical basis. Its popularity lasted through the 17th and 18th cent.
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One set of texts is related more or less closely to Christina of Markyate: the Life of Christina herself; the Chanson de St Alexis in the St Albans Psalter, possibly used by Christina; and Gui de Warewic, as a secular analogue of the Alexis story.