Author Archives: Lynn Forest-Hill

Excitement at last

Earlier this year I thought I’d never feel that familiar excitement of following an idea to see if it led anywhere interesting. At last the Boeve research is beginning to feel exciting. Having narrowed my focus down, for now, just … Continue reading

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A Missing Piece

For a long time now I’ve been trying to track down a reference to Celtic mythology which certainly bears on the episode in Boeve when the hero is wounded in the thigh by one of the lions which attacks him … Continue reading

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June

Work on Boeve continues slowly. It is really a matter of taking all the elements already identified and seeing where they lead, but I believe I’ve been on the right track all along. There is definitely good reason to take … Continue reading

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May, swallows, and geese

As mentioned in April’s post, I was in search of Rhona Beare’s articles on these birds, and although old and strange, they are oddly productive. Barlow’s book is back beside me, and Anglo-Saxon history, though very chaotic in the pre-Conquest … Continue reading

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April, and some excitement

Maybe not the sort of thing to get everyone excited, but a great article on Fraxinet has proved a bit of encouragement, so too has finding work by a Durham scholar. Frank Barlow’s book on The Godwins is sending me … Continue reading

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A bit of progress

The day has been unexpectedly productive! Progress remains slow as I try to get my head around the relationships the define the start of Boeve and their historical contexts. There are undoubtedly connections between them, and they may be anti-Matildine, … Continue reading

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How white was the valley?

A reference of course to the origins of Arundel as a place, and it looms in my thoughts as massively as the chunk of rock on which the castle stands. Research led me in the direction of the romance Of … Continue reading

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