15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Tristan and Isolde
Throughout the affair between Tristan and Isolde, there are many stories about trysts and escapes. The king's marshals and councilors, who always had been envious of young Tristan, suspected much but could prove nothing. Not only were Tristan and Isolde clever, but they were lucky as well. It sometimes seemed that heaven itself had blessed their union, forbidden by some, but promoted and protected by fate. King Marc, incited by his councilors, set one trap after another, but somehow Tristan and Isolde always escaped. In The Queen with Silk Tunic, we see Isolde, no doubt in disguise, en route to another liaison as one of King Marc’s spies looks on from a distance.