Category Archives: Medieval Literature

The Medieval Mindset: The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (12th century)

This month marks the end of my thoroughly successful non-fiction reading project.  In December last year, I decided to use the blog as a spur to finally prioritise the non-fiction books (mostly biographies) which have been gathering on my bookshelves. … Continue reading

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Poem of the Month: The General Prologue to Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ (1478)

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth Inspired hath in … Continue reading

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How to be a Medieval Knight: ‘Le Morte d’Arthur’ by Sir Thomas Malory (1485)

A wonderful thing about writing a book blog is that it gives me a platform to rave about books that I ordinarily would not admit to reading.  I’m not ashamed of having really enjoyed Malory’s ‘Le Morte D’Arthur’, but claiming … Continue reading

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