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‘I have made his glory mine’: Women and the Nation in the Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Stephanie L. Barczewski

in Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207283
eISBN:
9780191677618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207283.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the role of female characters in the two legends, and the implications which this had regarding the inclusion of women in the contemporary British state. In particular, it looks ... More


The Plantagenet Court and the World of King Arthur

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0015
Subject:
History, Economic History

The extraordinary success enjoyed by Arthurian romance in Plantagenet domains has led most historians and specialists in twelfth-century literature to see it as part of a propaganda exercise ... More


Two Queens

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter contends that Richard I, King of England, gave King Tancred of Sicily a sword that the chroniclers identified, rightly or wrongly, with the sword of King Arthur. It is known that the ... More


Lancelot of the Lake: The Reality of the Ideal

Karen Sullivan

in The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Francesca explains that she and her lover Paolo first became aware of their passion when they read of the famous first kiss between Lancelot and Guinevere and were ... More


Rings of Forgetfulness in Medieval European Romances

Wendy Doniger

in The Ring of Truth: And Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190267117
eISBN:
9780190621759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Several men in closely related medieval European romances lose their rings and their memory of their allegiance to their wives or lovers. The British and French Lancelot and Guinevere, and the ... More


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