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Dornish puppeteers perform the tale of Florian and Jonquil at the Ashford Tourney. Art by Mike S. Miller.

Jonquil is a character of the tale where she falls in love with her knight, Florian the Fool.


According to legend, Florian first spied Jonquil bathing with her sisters in a pool in what is now Maidenpool.[1]

There are songs about Florian and Jonquil; "Six Maids in a Pool" may be one of them. They are favorites of Sansa Stark.[2]


During the tourney at Ashford Meadow, Dunk observed Tanselle performing a puppet show of Florian and Jonquil.[3]

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There is an as-yet-untitled famous song about Florian and Jonquil known by Sansa Stark. She offers to sing the song to Sandor Clegane but he declines.[2] During the Battle of the Blackwater he demands the song, but Sansa sings him the Mother's Hymn instead.[4]


Jonquil: You are no knight, I know you. You are Florian the Fool.

Florian: I am, my lady, As great a fool as ever lived, and as great a knight as well.

Jonquil: A fool and a knight? I have never heard of such a thing.

Florian: Sweet lady, all men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned.[3]

- the puppeteers performing the tale of Florian and Jonquil during the Ashford Tourney

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