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    Court of Love

    The court of love is another game which was played at the feast table. Ladies could demand that their gentlemen make a declaration of their undying love that must convince the assembled guests that they are sincere. This declaration could take the form of a poem, an argument before a courtroom, or a direct plea to the young lady. The presentation should be serious or lighthearted, but must not be demanding or nasty. Those single men could make declarations to any single young ladies at the feast. The reaction of the guests could be either approving or disapproving.

    The first recording of courts of love were by Andreas Capellanus, chaplain to Christine de Pisan.

    For the rules of court of love visit this external link Court of Love Rules.