The Romance of the Middle Ages

Dr Nicholas Perkins talks about how romance functions as a genre in the middle ages, especially about how gifts and tokens were exchanged as signs of fidelity, specifically in Sir Orfeo, Sir Gawain, and King Horn.

He also incorporates the manuscripts present in the accompanying display at the Bodleian.

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