Against All England: Regional Identity and Cheshire Writing, 1195-1656


"Against All England"examines a diverse set of poems, plays, and chronicles produced in Cheshire and its vicinity from the 1190s to the 1650s that collectively argue for the localization of British literary history. These works, including very early monastic writing emanating from St. Werburgh s Abbey, the Chester Whitsun plays, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," seventeenth-century ceremonials, and various Stanley romances, share in the creation and revision of England s cultural tradition, demonstrating a vested interest ...

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