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Little Ado About Something Rather Significant: William Shakespeare and Magna Carta

If you were writing a play about the reign of King John, what would be the one scene you could not dispense with? The sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede, perhaps? Yet, this is exactly the scene that the...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Aug 2015

Save us, O Lord, from Dithering!

In this guest post, Sheri Smith, postgraduate researcher at Cardiff University, explains the surprising references to Chaucer’s Griselda and Custance in a late fifteenth-century poem. Reading Jenni’s...
From: Stylisticienne on 13 Aug 2015

The Provocative Fifteenth Century Conference

I’m going to be speaking at a conference on ‘The Provocative Fifteenth Century’ at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California in October, organised by Lisa H Cooper and Andrea...
From: Stylisticienne on 11 Aug 2015

What I shall choose,I know not

I have been chasing up various references to poetic terminology in a little anthology from 1953 called Cambridge Middle English Lyrics, edited by Henry A Person.   One of the poems is not very...
From: Stylisticienne on 31 Jul 2015

Word of the Month: The Anglo-Norman Horse (part 1)

A term that may be familiar to the casual Googler of 'Anglo-Norman' as much as to professional horse-breeders is 'the Anglo-Norman Horse'. Historians may point out that this particular breed was one of...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Jul 2015

How about some stats?

Earlier this morning we passed another milestone, reaching 30,000 citations: It’s been awhile since we did a stats post, so this seemed like as good a time as any to do one. Entries & citations...

Another Apocalypse Manuscript Digitised

The British Library has a great collection of Apocalypse manuscripts and we have featured them in a number of recent blogposts. At the end of this post, we provide a list of the best-known Apocalypse manuscripts...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 Jul 2015

What a printer said to a manuscript…

I’m still exploring the envoy (or lenvoy in Middle English), a section of dedication, epilogue, parting words or direct address added to a text.  As well as envoys written by poets to their...
From: Stylisticienne on 14 Jul 2015

The Techne of Verse-Making: Poetry’s Termes in Middle English

Tomorrow I’m off to London to attend the Biennial London Chaucer Conference.  I’m speaking on Saturday morning in a session on ‘Literary Technologies’.  The title of my...
From: Stylisticienne on 9 Jul 2015

Contemporary Women’s Engagement with Medieval Culture

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harold_dead_bayeux_tapestry.png In an article in Hybrid Pedagogy, Sean Michael Morris, Pete Rorabaugh and Jesse Stommel discuss play as critical enquiry in the classroom...

The Sun and the Seed-Corn

As promised, here's a bit more from the corpus of Old English wisdom literature - two extracts from the 'Metres of Boethius', a sequence of poems based on the metrical sections of Boethius' Consolation...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 30 Jun 2015

Words of the month: Parker, Paliser, Parchementer: Anglo-Norman occupational surnames

One of the other changes in the dictionary entries that users might notice, aside from the new usage tags and the addition of references to cognate words in other dictionaries, involves the content of...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 23 Jun 2015

Father’s Day, or reflections on “ethnic” given names

Onomastic purists often shake their weary heads at the modern trend of taking place names as given names, scoffing at names such as Brittany, Dakota, Paris, Savannah, or London. “Naming a child...

Go weep with Proserpina…

I’ve been exploring the lenvoye this week, both as a form and as a technical term.  In medieval French poetry, an envoi is the final stanza of a ballade in which the poem is sent on its...
From: Stylisticienne on 21 Jun 2015

English Historical Review: Magna Carta special issue

In celebration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, English Historical Review has published a special issue showcasing key research on the Charter presented in the journal. The collection was brought...
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 15 Jun 2015

The Trial of Sir Thomas More

What does Magna Carta have to do with the English Reformation? Answer: lots. Magna Carta’s first clause claiming that ‘the English Church is to be free and have its rights in whole and its liberties...

Determination of header forms

Earlier this month, someone told us on twitter that he “would love to read more on procedure for name standardisation”. This post explores that topic. When producing an onomastic dictionary...

Words of the Month: giggling, jigg(l)ing gigolos

The starting-point for this investigation is on the one hand the Anglo-Norman gigeler, attested only in one text, William of Waddington’s Manuel des péchez, a didactic and moralising treatise...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 27 May 2015

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