“Anglo-Norman Reader”

The Anglo-Norman Reader presents both extracts and full-texts of numerous pieces, some translated into English for the first time. Anglo-Norman literature refers to the French language as it was spoken and written in medieval Great Britain primarily during the 12th – 14th centuries. Here are numerous examples of manuscripts written in this language. It may surprise people how deeply francophone medieval Britain actually was; many of the most important works of this time; i.e. Chronica Majora by Matthew Paris, were written in both Latin and French.

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