A personal collection of romances

A personal collection of romances

Anon.

1564

England

Manuscript

In the romance Eglamour of Artois, Sir Eglamour is set a number of seemingly impossible tasks by the father of the woman he loves. At one point he encounters a huge boar, the remains of whose previous victims lie scattered on the ground. Later, Eglamour will fight a giant who kept the boar as a pet, and laments the death of ‘[m]y lytyll spotted hogelynne’. The text and pictures in this manuscript were painstakingly copied from printed books by a man from Hampshire named Edward Bannister (1540–1606); apart from Eglamour of Artois, it includes the romances Isumbras, Degaré and A Jeast of Sir Gawayne.

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A personal collection of romances
A personal collection of romances
A ghostly encounter
A ghostly encounter
The story of the lump child
The story of the lump child
A romance blood-bath
A romance blood-bath
<em>Partonope of Blois</em>
Partonope of Blois
The romance of <em>Degaré</em>
The romance of Degaré
Chaucer's loathly lady
Chaucer's loathly lady