Katherine Royer’s new book, “The English Execution Narrative, 1200-1700” (2015) analyses the meanings behind the often gruesome executions carried out in the medieval and early modern period.
Throughout history, art depicting the law and justice helped to legitimise the power of the courts
I am participating on a round table discussion on this novel at a forthcoming conference, and have used my notes to write a review.
Knight is the man who back in 1994 essentially rescued Robin Hood Studies from the seemingly never-ending quest to find a ‘real’ Robin Hood by shifting the discipline’s emphasis towards literary research.
I feel bad writing about something like this, like I’m betraying my eighteenth-century roots.