King Theseus and Queen Hyppolita were very successful and Theseus was undefeated in battle.
Two prisoners of war which were cousins named Palamon and Arcite in their cell. They saw the beautiful Princess Emily and both fell in love. They both wanted her and hated each other over her.
They began to argue and fight over who saw her first, and who deserved her.
After Arcite escaped and Palomon was released they saw each other had a huge fight over Emily. They were going to fight to the death until KIng Theseus saw them and decided to have a massive battle at a later time.
The day of the contest came quickly and after a long, hard battle, with Arcite being declared the winner.
After the battle, Arcite was riding to Emily when a hurricane struck and threw his horse down and him onto the horn of his saddle breaking his sternum. He passed away due to his injuries and Palamon married Emily.