The video series Sir Lanval is based on a story written by the medieval author Marie de France (12th Century) combined with songs based on medieval and traditional ballads from Scandinavia and the British Isles.

 

MARIE DE FRANCE was an author who lived in the late twelfth century. She wrote a collection of narrative poems known as The Lais of Marie de France. According to herself her stories were based on Breton and Celtic legends told by Breton minstrels.