Anonymous: The Weddyng of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell (3761 words)

Riya Puttanna (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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The Weddyng of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell is an Arthurian romance from the late fifteenth century dedicated to celebrating the chivalry of Sir Gawain. It survives in a single poorly-copied manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library MS 11951; formerly MS Rawlinson C.86) which dates from the sixteenth century. The poem exceeds 850 lines in length, although it is estimated that there is a loss of seventy further lines of text due to a missing leaf in the manuscript.

Weddyng is one of a number of popular medieval romances that centre on Sir Gawain, whose reputation for gallantry made him a figure of great interest to audiences in the Middle Ages. Tales such as The Turke and Sir Gawain (Anon, 15th century), S…

Citation: Puttanna, Riya. "The Weddyng of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 January 2018 [, accessed 25 October 2021.]

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