This magical English legend started in France, and the poem tells the story of the winning of Christabell by Eglamour. Eglamour was asked to complete three tasks before Christabell's father would allow him to marry her, which were to defeat a giant, carry the head of a huge boar from a distant kingdom and kill a powerful dragon.
He succeeded in all three tasks but was prevented from leaving Rome where he killed the dragon due to poor health. In the meantime, Christabell had given birth to a son and was sent away by her furious father. Her child was taken by a griffin and taken away to Israel. There, he was adopted by a king whose name was Dregabell. Years later, Sir Eglamour challenges Gregabell for the hand of Christabell and Eglamour wins his bride. They marry and return home with their son.