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Romances, various poetry and drama

  • Romances

    Aude MAIREY, 13 September 2015 | 30 August 2011

    - 13th century

    Havelock the Dane, TEAMS, ed. R.B. Herzman, G. Drake and E. Salisbury, 1999.

    King Horne, TEAMS, ed. R.B. Herzman, G. Drake and E. Salisbury, 1999.

    - 14th century

    The alliterative Morte Arthur, CME, ed. V. Krishna, 1976 (with an introduction) ; TEAMS, ed. L.D. Benson, rev. E.E. Forster, 1994.

    Amis and Amiloun, TEAMS, ed. E.E. Forster, 1997.

    Atheltson, TEAMS, ed. R.B. Herzman, G. Drake and E. Salisbury, 1999.

    Bevis of Hampton, TEAMS, ed. R.B. Herzman, G. Drake and E. Salisbury, 1999.

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, CME, ed. J.R.R. Tolkien and E.V. Gordon, 1967.

    There is also a translation of the two first books by P. Deane, 1999.
    Luminarium dedicates a page to the poem.

    The Lyfe of Ipomydon, CME, ed. T. Ikegami, 1983.

    Octavian (three versions), CME, electronic ed. by F. McSparran ; TEAMS, ed. R.B.Herzman, G. Drake and E. Salisbury, 1999.

    The Parlement of the Thre Ages, TEAMS, ed. W. Ginsberg, 1992.

    Robert of Cisyle, TEAMS, ed. E.E. Forster, 1997.

    The Siege of Jerusalem, CME, ed. E. Kolbing and M. Day, 1932.

    Sir Amadace, TEAMS, ed. E.E. Forster, 1997.

    Sir Eglamour of Artois, TEAMS, ed. E.E. Forster, 1997.

    Sir Isumbras, TEAMS, ed. E.E. Forster, 1997.

    Sir Tryamour, TEAMS, ed. E.E. Forster, 1997.

    Stanzaic Guy of Warwick, TEAMS, ed. A. Wiggins, 2004.

    - 15th century

    Blanchardyn and Eglantine, printed by William Caxton (ca. 1489), CME, ed. L. Kellner, 1890 (with an introduction).

    Lybeaus Desconus, TEAMS, ed. G. Shuffleton, 2008.

    Melusine, translation from Jean d’Arras (first part), CME, ed. A.K. Donald, 1981.

    Merlin, prose romance, CME, ed. H.B. Wheatley, 1899 ; TEAMS, ed. J. Conlee, 1998.

    The Three King’s Sons, CME, ed. F.J. Furnivall, 1895.

    - Groupements TEAMS
    The Middle English Breton Lays, ed. A. Laskaya and E. Salisbury, 1995 :

    Three Middle English Charlemagne Romances, ed. A. Lupack, 1990 :

    Sentimental and Humorous Romances, ed. E. Kooper, 2006 :


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  • Various poems

    Aude MAIREY, 5 July 2013 | 30 August 2011

    - 13th century

    The Owl and the Nightingale (two versions), CME and E-Text, ed. J.W.H. Atkins, Cambridge, 1922.

    - 14th century

    • John Clanvowe, The Book of Cupid, TEAMS, ed. D.M. Symons, 2004 (in Chaucerian Dream Visions and Complaints).

    - 15th century

    The Assembly of Ladies (formerly attributed to Chaucer), TEAMS, ed. D. Pearsall, 1990.

    The Assembly of Gods, TEAMS, ed. J. Chance, 1999.

    The Court of Love, TEAMS, ed. K. Forni, 2005 (in The Chaucerian Apocrypha : A Selection).

    The Floure of the Leafe, TEAMS, ed. D. Pearsall, 1990.

    • Gavin Douglas (Scotland), The Palis of Honoure, TEAMS, ed. D. Parkinson, 1992.

    The Isle of Ladies, TEAMS, ed. D. Pearsall, 1990.

    • John Metham, Amoryus and Cleopes, TEAMS, ed. S.F. Page, 1999.

    The Quare of Jelousy, TEAMS, ed. D.M. Symons, 2004 (in Chaucerian Dream Visions and Complaints).

    • Richard Roos, La Belle Dame sans Mercy (translation of the work of Alain Chartier), TEAMS, ed. D.M. Symons, 2004 (in Chaucerian Dream Visions and Complaints).

    - Groupements TEAMS
    The Canterbury Tales : 15th century continuations and Additions, ed. J. M. Bowers, 1992 :

    The Kingis Quair and Other Prisons Poems, ed. L.R. Mooney and M.-J. Arn, 2005 :

    Literature of courtly love (The Chaucerian Apocrypha : A Selection, ed. K. Forni, 2005) :

    • “In February”,
    • “O Merciful and O Mercyable”,
    • The Craft of Lovers,
    • The Floure of Curtesy (John Lydgate).

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  • Anthologies

    Aude MAIREY, 5 July 2013 | 30 August 2011

    We list here anthologies in contemporaneous manuscripts, which include texts of various natures.

    - Poems of the manuscript Harley 2253 (beginning of the 14th century), CME and E-Text, from the facsimile edited by N. Ker and the edition of G. Brook, 1948.

    There is a page about these poems on Luminarium.

    - Poems of the Auchinleck manuscript (National Library of Scotland, Advocates 19.2.1).

    Important manuscript from the 1330s, which have been recently transcribed (2000-2003) by D. Burnley and A. Wiggins. There is also a precise description of the manuscript and an important contextual presentation.

    - Political and devotional poem of the Digby 102 manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, first half of the 15th century), CME, ed. D.J. Kail, 1904.

    - 15th-century anthology, including devotional works, legal formularies and accounts, CME, ed. L. Toulmin Smith, 1886.


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  • Drama

    Aude MAIREY, 5 July 2013 | 30 August 2011

    Luminarium dedicates several pages to medieval English theatre and proposes most of the dramatic works online. We can find, on other sites :

    The Castle of Perseverance, TEAMS, ed. D.N. Klausner, 2010.

    Everyman, CME and E-TEXT, ed. A.C. Cawley, 1961 ; TEAMS, ed. C. Davidson, M. W. Walsh, and T. J. Broos, 2007, with an edition of the original version in Dutch.

    Mankind, TEAMS, ed. K.M. Ashley, 2008.

    The N-Town Plays, TEAMS, ed. D. Sugano, 2007.

    The Pride of Life, TEAMS, ed. D.N. Klausner, 2009.

    The Towneley plays, CME et E-TEXT, ed. G. England, 1897, rep. 1966.

    The York plays, CME and E-TEXT, ed. R. Beadle, 1982.


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