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I came to Winchester by train on a cool July morning in a season that had not yet decided to be summer. After a wonderful week of lectures on the History of Cartography with Catherine Delano-Smith, and rich sessions in … Continue reading
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King Arthur’s Roman War campaign? Most people have never heard of it. Almost everyone is familiar with the major plot outlines of the Arthurian story—a birth engendered by lust and magic, Merlin’s mentoring of Arthur, the iconic sword-and-the-stone episode, the … Continue reading
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In 2008, I began following the itinerary of Malory’s Roman War campaign. In that journey, I traveled from London to Winchester where Arthur held a royal feast, interrupted by the demands made by the Roman emperor’s ambassadors. They relayed the … Continue reading
The genre of “literary landscape”–imaginative, creative non-fiction responses to the landscape–and the genre of literary travel itineraries have a long and popular history. And this is what this blog is about–reading the Roman War chapter of Malory’s Le Morte Darthur … Continue reading