Heloise letter to Abelard narrated by Diane Havens by Diane Havens published on 2012/02/09 15:23:46 +0000 This clip is taken from the letters of Heloise to Abelard. The tragic story of these Medieval French lovers and intellectuals, both free thinkers ahead of their times, corresponded passionately in their hopeless circumstances, all that was left to them. They had been cruelly separated -- and Abelard punished by castration, Heloise by nunnery. (So you think you have problems in your love life?) Translated from the original Latin.