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Interview with Lavinia Collins, author of The Warrior Queen

Lavinia Collins is the author of The Warrior Queen, part one of a new Arthurian trilogy. This post, an interview with Collins, is the second of two exploring this new work. As a medievalist, Lavinia, you must have a keen awareness of not only the medieval stories of Arthur, but also of the countless modern adaptations… Continue reading Interview with Lavinia Collins, author of The Warrior Queen

King Arthur · The Arthurian Legend · The Arthurian Tradition · Uncategorized · Welsh tradition

The Arthurian Tradition: Annales Cambriae

Since starting my PhD in January I’ve taken a bit of a break from my Arthurian Tradition series of blog posts because being immersed in fifteenth-century Arthurian literature for my thesis meant that hopping back to the early medieval Arthur felt a bit jarring! But now that I’ve nearly finished the first chapter of my… Continue reading The Arthurian Tradition: Annales Cambriae

Medieval Literature · PhD · Uncategorized · York

Why I decided to quit my job and move 200 miles to do a PhD

Next month will see me out of paid employment, packing a suitcase, picking up my life and leaving my home in the balmy south-east to start a new life in the great unknown…the north of England! What could induce a young professional in her mid-twenties do such a thing? What indeed… Last week I had… Continue reading Why I decided to quit my job and move 200 miles to do a PhD

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The Arthurian Tradition: Historia Brittonum

In this instalment of the Arthurian Tradition I look at the Historia Brittonum and consider how a Trojan migrant, a fatherless boy, an unbuildable tower and twelve pivotal battles merge together in the next stage of Arthuriana in the British Isles. The Historia Brittonum The Historia is a frenetic journey through time and place, written… Continue reading The Arthurian Tradition: Historia Brittonum

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The Arthurian Tradition: Gildas

You may have noticed that I haven’t written anything in a while. As anyone who follows me on Twitter will undoubtedly be aware (because I went on about it all the time), I handed in my Masters dissertation last month amid a wild whirligig of jubilation, relief and severe sleep-deprivation. Completing that piece of work… Continue reading The Arthurian Tradition: Gildas