„He is equally great whether his theme be religion, patriotism, or love. As a political poet he is one of the greatest of all time.“
— Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230
H. G. Atkins, in Edgar Prestage (ed.) Chivalry (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1928) pp. 99-100.