Essays on Subjects Connected with the Literature, Popular Superstitions and History of England in the Middle Ages, Volume 1
Thomas Wright presents this two-volume collection of essays on England in the Middle Ages. More than just examining folklore and legends, he conjectures why these stories have persisted for hundreds of years, what they say about the people telling them and many other issues relating to the audience.
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