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Arthurian Names: Merlin/Myrddin

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=490614 We couldn’t cover names from Arthuriana without covering the name of arguably the most important character, bar Arthur himself:...

Updated List of Digitised Manuscripts’ Hyperlinks

What are these Easter bunnies (or hares) hurrying towards? Detail of hares, from Roman de la Rose, France, c. 1325-1375, Add MS 31840, f. 3 An updated list of all the early and medieval manuscripts digitised...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 Mar 2016

Arthurian names: Ector

By Howard Pyle – http://www.oldbookart.com/2008/08/25/howard-pyle-king-arthur-and-his-knights/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18494738 The Sword in the Stone competed...

WoM: 'Easter' or 'Pasche'

Before the AND starts its well-deserved Easter break, let’s have a look at the word - Easter - in its medieval context of multilingual England. While Middle English used the word ester(n for this...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 21 Mar 2016

Arthurian names: Elaine

By Unknown – From The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Painting known to be in family since at least 1887., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14728406 There are...

The Freoðuwebbe and the Freswael: A Comic Strip Reconstruction of the Finnsburg Fragment and Episode

One of the most intriguing stories referred to in Old English heroic poetry is whatever happend at Finnsburg, between Hnæf , Finn and Hengest. The story is referred to in Beowulf, the so-called Finnsburg...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 16 Mar 2016

Arthurian names: Gawain

By Unknown – http://gawain.ucalgary.ca, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=621711 Taking a request from the audience, in this post post we consider Gawain, the name of...

Arthurian names: Guinevere

By Henry Justice Ford (1860-1941) – The Leicester Galleries loans to The Speed Art Museum, Луисвилл, Кентукки,...

Arthurian names: Lancelot

Lancelot fighting the lions near the well. Illumination from the 3rd volume of Lancelot Romance, as preserved in the Russian National Library. The character Lancelot first shows up in Chrestien de Troyes’...

Arthurian names: Arthur

By Unknown – International Studio Volume 76, via http:/www.bestoflegends.org/kingarthur/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4366920 We kick off this month’s topical...

Cnut Manuscripts Now in the Treasures Gallery

The Vikings are back! To commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the conquest of England by King Cnut in 1016, one exhibition case in the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery (free admission, Monday to Sunday)...

Monthly topic: Arthurian names

One of the highlights of the onomastic year — whether you’re a medievalist or not — is when the US Social Security’s baby name data for the previous year is published. A perusal...

Shakespeare: British Library Manuscripts in Washington D.C.

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the William Shakespeare, arguably the world’s greatest playwright. Special events, performances and exhibitions will be held around Britain and across...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Feb 2016

Word of the Month: Purple

As the editors of the AND work their way towards the end of the revision of the letter ‘P’, one of the entries being rewritten is that of the colour purpre, that is, ‘purple’[1]....
From: Anglo-Norman words on 22 Feb 2016

A Queenly Prologue & Epilogue

As I explained in a previous post, over New Year’s I stumbled upon a little-noticed prologue, uniquely preserved in London, British Library MS Harley 7578.  It prefaces the Liber Proverbiorum,...
From: Stylisticienne on 19 Feb 2016

Purity is a Proud Toad's Game, a Fable from Jacques de Vitry

La Fontaine, Book I, Fable 3. Chauveau illustrations, 1668.by KARL STEELWhile doing some philological noodling with the word "fabulous" (because what else does one do on sabbatical?), I found, in...
From: In the Middle on 18 Feb 2016

A Grumpy Valentine

On Valentine’s Day, of course, a fifteenth-century Valentine’s ballade.  By coincidence, I found this one in the manuscript which preserves the proverbial text translated for Margaret...
From: Stylisticienne on 14 Feb 2016

The Language of Anglo-Saxon Love

A long, long time ago, back in the early days of this blog (2011) I wrote two not-entirely-serious posts compiling some lists of Medieval Compliments and Medieval Terms of Endearment. To my surprise and...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 13 Feb 2016

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