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

Riya Puttanna (University of Bristol)
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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…

Puttanna, Riya. "The Weddyng of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 January 2018
[, accessed 22 March 2018.]

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