It was a time of hand-to-hand combat, the invention of the longbow, and real knights in armor.
After his mother's death in 1400, he and his half-brother, the legitimate son and heir of his father, became great friends of the Prince, fighting against France.
Simon of Beauvallet is what he called himself.
But as the tales of his chivalrous exploits spread throughout the realm -- even to the king's chambers -- the people who loved him would call him Simon the Lynx-Eyed...
Valiant and strong, with a keen mind and fair visage, he had defied his ignoble birth to become a page, then a squire, and at last a lord of the land.Friend of kings and princes, gentle and just with his people, and known for his silence Simon seemed to lack only one emotion -- the ability to love.
In truth, not even the most lovely and charming ladies of his time could stir the sleeping passion within him.
For this they called him Simon the Coldheart.
Until he came upon Margaret, a French Lady.
After the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, he was sent to besiege Belremy, where he met the heart beauty whose courage and strength of will were more than a match for this knight in gilded armor.