Briana (The Faerie Queene) Briana is a character in Edmund Spenser’s uncompleted, epic English poem, The Faerie Queene, published in two parts in 1590 and 1596. The allegorical work is written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I, and follows the deeds of various Arthurian knights in its exploration of virtue and nobility. Briana appears in Book VI, which is devoted to the virtue of courtesy, as embodied by Sir Calidore. Alas, Briana does not share this particular characteristic. She is a lady in love with a knight (the aptly named Crudor) whose very strange requirement of her is that she weave him a mantle made from the hair of men and women. Only then will he marry her. Well, of course - seems reasonable to us. So the resourceful Briana sends her henchman out to exact this fee from everyone passing her castle grounds. Along comes good Sir Calidore on one of his knightly quests (he is in search of the “Blatant Beast”, by the way), when he stumbles upon one of Briana’s victims, a squire who has been tied to a tree. He has been shorn of his beard by the henchman (another aptly named fellow, Maleffort) and his lady is now being pursued by the wicked man. Brave Calidore confronts the villain, saves the lady and slays Maleffort. He then proceeds through the castle to find the Lady Briana who (get this) accuses him of discourtesy in killing her servant! She sends for Crudor to do battle with Calidore, but we all know how that will turn out. In no time, our hero has Crudor at his feet, fighting for his life. This our courteous knight grants, but with conditions. Henceforth Crudor must be a polite knight. The grateful Crudor even offers to marry Briana without that dreadful mantle condition, and the even more grateful Briana, happy no doubt to be relieved of her duties as barber/seamstress, bestows her castle upon Calidore, who politely gives it to the beardless squire. We can only hope that, after all that trouble, Briana is happy with her strange choice of husband material (pun intended).
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All About Me: Briana's Neighborhood (Sahar Simmons) - In her first book, "All About Me", Briana takes you through Brooklyn, NY, the city where she was born and raised. Briana's life takes an interesting turn when she moves to a new neighborhood. "All About Me", promotes self-esteem and shows how Briana adapts to a new environment. Recommended for ages 4-8.
In the Goal With…Briana Scurry (Matt Christopher) - On July 10, 1999, at the end of ninety minutes of regulation play plus two fifteen-minute overtime periods, Briana Scurry faced the greatest challenge of her soccer career. As goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's national team, she would be squaring off against China's five best penalty kickers in a shootout to determine the winner of the 1999 Women's World Cup. The pressure was enormous--but Briana Scurry thrives on pressure, which is one reason she's been called the best goalkeeper in the world. Since 1994, she has proven again and again that when the heat's on, she'll stay cool. And that's just what she did that steamy July day. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Princess Briana (Mr. Yaba Baker) - The Princess Briana book is a fun, exciting, and inspiring fairytale that touches young girls like no other princess story. Princess Briana is selected to attend a summer camp at a highly-rated school for princesses. Upon her arrival Briana realizes she is different from the other princesses. She begins making drastic physical changes in an effort to attain acceptance from her peers. The engaging story offers up simple truths about self-image, self-esteem, and beauty for all children. Princess Briana gives an encouraging message to young ladies about loving themselves in an entertaining style that will surely make this story your child's favorite. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Briana - Briana Scurry (soccer player); Briana Banks (actress); Briana Evigan (actress)
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Briana - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Briana.