Works of literature

Explore some of the greatest works of medieval literature, from Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to The Canterbury Tales and Le Morte Darthur.

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  • Beowulf

    Created by: anonymous

    Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest....

  • Le Morte Darthur

    Created by: Sir Thomas Malory

    Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur (The Death of Arthur), which describes the legendary court of King Arthur, is one of th...

  • Piers Plowman

    Created by: William Langland

    What is Piers Plowman about? The famous late medieval dream vision Piers Plowman opens in summer, in the Malvern Hills i...

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Created by: anonymous

    The anonymous poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature – ...

  • The Book of the City of Ladies

    Created by: Christine de Pizan

    Christine de Pizan’s The Book of the City of Ladies (La Cité des Dames) is one of the texts written during the ‘Q...

  • The Canterbury Tales

    Created by: Geoffrey Chaucer

    Written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century, The Canterbury Tales tells the story of a...

  • The Owl and the Nightingale

    Created by: anonymous

    What is The Owl and the Nightingale about? The Owl and the Nightingale is one of the earliest substantial texts to be wr...