Among the most popular folk heroes of the Middle Ages is one who hails not from a traditional kingdom, but from the animal kingdom. This week, Danièle speaks with Anne Louise Avery about the charming, troubling, and evergreen trickster, Reynard the Fox.
Anne Louise Avery is a writer and art historian based in Oxford. She is the author of Reynard the Fox, published by the Bodleian Library in 2020. You can check out that book on the Bodleian Library website or on Amazon.com. See also her work A Fox for All Seasons Journal: With new Reynard the Fox mini stories.
🦊Today's #DailyReynard is a serious & austere-looking Reynard dressed in a monk's cowl, reading his beautiful psalter, from the margins of a 1460 Utrecht Book of Hours by the illuminators Lieven van Lathem & the Master of Catherine of Cleves. pic.twitter.com/UfFPFoUsTd
— Anne Louise Avery (@AnneLouiseAvery) June 9, 2021
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Top Image: BNF Paris, Ms FR 1581 fol. 6v