Yvain fighting Gawain in order to regain the love of his lady Laudine. Medieval illumination from Chrétien de Troyes's romance, Yvain, le Chevalier au Lion
Print after Pieter Bruegel the Elder of a performance based on the romance
Holger Danske, or Ogier the Dane, from the Matter of France
A knight rescues a lady from a dragon.

Valentine and Orson is a romance which has been attached to the Carolingian cycle.

- Valentine and Orson

While he never eliminates the mother-in-law, many romances such as Valentine and Orson have later variants that change from the mother-in-law to the courtier, whereas a more recent version never goes back.

- Chivalric romance
Yvain fighting Gawain in order to regain the love of his lady Laudine. Medieval illumination from Chrétien de Troyes's romance, Yvain, le Chevalier au Lion

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