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A MEDIEVAL TALE
THE STORY OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS
Princesss Hellelil and her body guard Hildebrand had fallen in love but her father regarded the young soldier as an unsuitable match for his daughters and ordered his sons to kill her.
National Gallery of Ireland website
This watercolor by Irish artist Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) captures a pivotal moment based on a Danish medieval tale of star-crossed lovers.
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