Theme: Early Middle English

  • Abel Wes
  • Ancrene Wisse
  • Ful Feir Flour
  • Hali Meiðhad
  • Le Fiz Marie
  • Livis Firist and Licumes Hele
  • Nu Þu Vnseli
  • The Proverbs of Alfred
  • Þu Þad Madist
  • Wose Seye
  • Wose Wartt Wid Prute

  • Introduction

    While it was once believed that English was sidelined by French in literary and other cultural domains in the century and a half following the Norman Conquest, scholars are increasingly recognizing that this narrative is flawed, and that a wide range of English literature continued to be produced in this period. Here is a selection of that literature.