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The Origins of Beowulf

The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Richard North (English, 1980)

Suggesting that the Old English epic Beowulf was composed in the winter of 826-7 as a requiem for King Beornwulf of Mercia on behalf of Wiglaf, the ealdorman who succeeded him, this fascinating and challenging new study combines careful detective work with meticulous literary analysis to form a case that no future investigation will be able to ignore.  For more information click here.


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