Through the consideration of canonical authors such as Blake, Scott, and Wordsworth and of lesser-studied works such as radical press writings and popular drama, this study explores the imaginative appeal of the social structures and literary forms of the Middle Ages, and how they raised awareness of Britain's tradition of freedom.
About the Author
CLARE A. SIMMONSProfessor in the Department of English at Ohio State University, USA. She is the author of Eyes Across the Channel: French Revolutions, Party History and British Writing 1830-1882, among others.
Table of Contents
Rites and Rights: The Topography of Ancient British Law The National Melody Medievalism Onstage in the French Revolutionary Era The Radical Bestiary Buried Alive: Gothic Reading and Medievalist Subjectivity Scottish Lawyers, Feudal Law Epilogue: Medievalism Becomes Expensive