Welsh Poetry and English Politics in the Wars of the Roses

2 December 2014, 17:00 - 19:00

Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Translating Power: Welsh Poetry and English Politics in the Wars of the Roses

Professor Helen Fulton (University of York)

 

Abstract

This paper looks at how the politics of the Wars of the Roses played out in the multilingual environment of the March of Wales, where Welsh, English and French circulated in multiple layers. It will examine praise poems in Welsh composed to the major Yorkist leader, William Herbert, and compare these with similar poems to political leaders in English and French.

 

 

 

Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of the Multilingualism and Exchange in the Ancient and Medieval World, Research Group seminar series