Middle English Reading Group

All are welcome to come along, at whatever reading level you are; no familiarity with Middle English is required.

Online Middle English Dictionary

Next Meeting

Monday 4 December at 11:00 in room 202, second floor, John Medley West.

We'll continue Bevis of Hampton from line 1133.   The TEAMS text is available at http://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams/publication/salisbury-four-romances-of-england.  This edition is based on the Auchinleck manuscript and if you would like to work from this text, there is a website at https://auchinleck.nls.uk/.  This includes transcriptions of the manuscript and images of each page (go to the transcription and click on the icon of the manuscript leaf to go to the relevant images).

Previous Texts

William Caxton's 'Golden Legend'

The Man of Law's Tale

The Shepherds’ Play (N-Town Cycle)

Sir Thopas

The Awntyrs off Arthur

Confessio Amantis

Hoccleve’s Letter of Cupid

Patience

The Owl and the Nightingale

Polychronicon

The Brut of England

King Horn

Alliterative Morte Arthure

Piers Plowman

The Parlement of the Thre Ages

Wynnere and Wastoure

The Book of the Duchess

Sir Launfal

Havelok the Dane

Pearl

The Summoner’s Tale

The Friar’s Tale

The Second Shepherds’ Play (Towneley Cycle)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Orfeo

The Reeve’s Tale