“A novel about the Rose, or Guillaume from Dolle” ( French: Le Roman de la Rose, ou Guillaume de Dôle ) is a 13th- century literary work, a chivalrous novel by Jean Renard about a woman who was slandered and restored her honest name.
Guillaume  is a poor knight-guardian. Emperor Conrad falls in love with his sister Lienor, learning about the unprecedented virtues of the girl from the story of the juggler Jougle. However, the cunning seneschal tells the emperor that he saw a birthmark in the form of a blossoming rose on Lienora’s hip  . Lienora catches the seneschal in a cunningly set trap and restores his good name; it all ends happily for both Lienora and her brother.
- Obsolete spelling of the name Guillaume.
- The motive of a mole in the form of a flower on the secluded part of the heroine’s body, used by the slanderer as evidence, is found earlier in Herbert de Montreil ’s The Violet Romance and later in Boccaccio ’s Decameron and Shakespeare’s Cymbelin .
- Mikhailov A.D. French knightly novel. M., 1976, p. 253-256.