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  • 5 Jul 2022
    Mark Faulkner

    A New Literary History of the Long Twelfth Century

    To the parodyists Sellar and Yeatman, the Norman Conquest of 1066 was one of only two noteworthy dates in English history. The date has loomed large in literary histories too, where it has been considered a ‘solid bookend’, between Beowulf and Old English literature on the one hand, and Chaucer, his precursors and his imitators […]

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