"Who could relate, save those that wedded be,
The joy, the ease, and the prosperity
That are between a husband and wife?
Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1340-1400)
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales are on the to be read pile of books on my bedside table I enjoy reading a bit here and a bit there and have decided Chaucer must have a walk-on-part in my mediaeval trilogy.