Mellette is recorded as saying, "'Sire,' no knight is there in all the world that I would take for the sake of riches and the honor of this land but if ever I take such a one he shall be handsome and courteous and accomplished and the most valiant of his order in all Christendom. Of riches I make no account, for truly can I say that he is rich who has that which his heart desires."
Who do you think won the fair maiden's hand, the one she sent her glove to as encouragement?
Guy le Strange coming from France who remained in England with his bride and conquered with his sword many beautiful lands, a fitting son-in-law for William the Conqueror. His heart's desire was to remain alive in the jousting contest to win the damsel and her dowry. "Faint heart never did win fair maiden." This love story would have been rated "R" for violence.
We are His bride. My Lord died in a contest to win my heart, but He lives evermore preparing a place for us and is coming on His white horse to receive us unto Himself, "...I will come again and receive you unto Myself that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:2-3