Did Medieval People Believe in King Arthur?

By Danièle Cybulskie If you’ve ever had your doubts that King Arthur was a real, living, breathing human being at some point, you’re not alone. Despite the many, many histories that “prove” that Arthur was definitely this or that – tenacious Briton, Roman military man, leader of hunky Sarmatians – the evidence is pretty thin. […]

An Examination of the Family in ‘The Tale of Sir Gareth’

This thesis investigates the theme of family interactions within Malory‘s ―Tale of Sir Gareth,‖ examining the tale itself as well as looking at several analogous Fair Unknown stories in order to determine if the theme is Malory‘s own or if it could have come from a probable source.

William Caxton’s Contributions to the English Language and Books and Libraries

Caxton’s influence has reached throughout the ages as he juggled the tasks of translator, printer, and linguist.

‘In the Beginning’: The London Medieval Graduate Network Inaugural Conference

This is a summary of the The London Medieval Graduate Network Inaugural Conference by Rachel Scott. The conference was held on November 2nd at King’s College London.

The human presence in Robert Henryson’s Fables and William Caxton’s The History of Reynard the Fox

The principal method used is the gathering of specific instances of human presence in the two texts, and the categorising or coding of such instances, with the aid of the qualitative-data computer program QSR N6.

To Rise beyond their Sex: The Representation of Female Cross-Dressing Saints in Caxton’s Vitas Patrum

In my paper, I will discuss the lives of the four cross-dressing women in the Vitas Patrum, and another saint, Mary of Egypt, who shares many of the features of the transvestite saints.

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