Theme: Guidance Books

  • Ancrene Wisse
  • Ayenbite of Inwit
  • The Proverbs of Alfred

  • Introduction

    The range of guidance writing in medieval England includes scientific guides, religious guides (such as Ancrene Wisse and the Ayenbite of Inwyt), proverbial texts (such as the Proverbs of Alfred), and recipe collections (such as The Forme of Cury).