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When the marriage was only an excuse for the men to exchange goods and allegiances, the medieval women had to resign to a loveless life, or to enter the convent after fulfilling their role of breeders. Even if the men had more freedom, being prisoners in a loveless union was not easy on them either.
But love happened under the most unforgiving circumstances, and the knights would carry in their hearts their beloved's image, even if the woman was married and forbidden to their touch.
Many poems of that period praise their heros' love stories, some with happy, but most of them with tragic endings.