Guy Warwick, earl of, a legendary English champion, supposed to have flourished in the time of the Saxon king Athelstan, though his existence at any period is problematical. Chaucer mentions the romance of " Sir Guy " in the " Canterbury Tales." Ellis, in his " Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances," suggests that an Icelandic warrior, Egil, who contributed materially to Athelstan's victory over the Danes at Brunanburg, may be the legendary Guy; Dugdale even fixes the date of his combat with the Danish giant Colbrand in 926, when he supposes Guy to have been 67 years old; and Shakespeare alludes to " Colbrand, the giant," in "King John," and to Colbrand and Sir Guy in " Henry VIII." The romance of Sir Guy cannot be traced with certainty further than the early part of the 14th century, though it is evidently founded upon Anglo-Norman materials. "The Booke of the most victoryous Prince Guy of Warwick," in metrical form, was printed by William Copland before 1567. There is a prose French romance of Sir Guy printed in 1525, which has been edited by J. Zupitza for the early English text society (parts i. and ii., 1875-6).