Arthurian legend

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In sum, though this dictionary slights legend for history, and for a particular version of history, it will still be not only fascinating but useful for exploring the legion of characters that make up the matter of Britain in both history and legend.
In addition, he points, out, it has nothing to do with the Matter of Britain, despite the title.
Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain is a collection of essays centring on the theme of national identity between the 1540s and 1620s.
The contributors share an interest in the political vitality of the matter of Britain, but their different formations perforce equip them with differing points of view.
Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain insists that English Renaissance literature must be read within the context of the changing relationships between England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland as the four nations of the British Isles were brought together under one Crown.
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN has brought out a new volume in its series, Early Modern Literature in History: Andrew Hadfield's provocative study, Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain ([pounds sterling]45.