Sansloy: Saracen Brother in The Faerie Queene

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Sansloy is one of three brothers in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene. (with the other two being Sansfoy and Sansjoy).

He is described as a Saracen, or a Muslim, and his name means “without law” or “lawless”.

Throughout the first book of The Faerie Queene, he shows up a number of times and tries to abduct Una. Thankfully, he is driven off by satyrs and Satyrane. We would later see him again in book 2 where he is the lover of Perissa.

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