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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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The elephant in the room is a tiger by the tail!

The research into the names in Boeve is taking on massive proportions and I shall have to just write out what I have and try to prune it all into shape. I began by thinking Notes and Queries, now I’m … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud

I think I am (almost) ready to accept the idea that Boeve existed in an early form, onto which was grafted the later development with all the controversial material, although this still doesn’t answer all my questions, and we don’t … Continue reading

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Inching Forward

The problem of Boeve, which continues to nag away in moments when Bevis is not commanding my attention, gets both better and worse! Jean-Pierre Martin’s valuable contribution to studies of the Anglo-Norman text is taking some time to digest, and … Continue reading

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Drat!

Having spent some time revising the entry on Sir Bevis that I contributed to the online Literary Encyclopaedia, and then updating my own most recent CV, I realised that I never added the Lit Enc. to updated version of my … Continue reading

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