New Podcast: Albion: Change, Rebirth and Stagnancy in The Middle English Prose Brut Chronicle

Albion. Today that word conjures impressions of a lost, utopian version of Britain – but the version of Albion as it was represented in the middle ages is anything but beautiful. Madeleine Smart (University of Liverpool) tells the story of the Brut chronicle, featuring a land of giants, devils and conquering men and women. This... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Alfred the Great Through History

Alfred the Great is most famous for 'burning the cakes'. But this story doesn't really do justice to the complexity of this Anglo-Saxon king; nor is it the only tale to have surrounded Alfred through the centuries. David Barrow (University of York) looks at how Alfred the Great has been represented in fact and fiction.... Continue Reading →

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