I have been working on a series based on the Lais of Marie de France. Who was she? No one knows much about her, besides that she wrote down these charming Breton narrative poems, or “lais” as they are called. She wrote them in the 12th century, approximated between 1155-70. She was writing during the dawn of the courtly romance. Her twelve lais revolve around the love relationship. She writes about relationships that work, those that don’t, and loves that never even got off the ground.