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[–] DavidShekelburg 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"Courtly love" that gets confused with chivalry had to do with knights chasing wealthy landed ladies. It certainly has nothing to do with single mother peasants.

This kind of love is originally a literary fiction created for the entertainment of the nobility, but as time passed, these ideas about love changed and attracted a larger audience.