Overview

Ballad of Chevy Chase


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

One of the oldest of the English ballads, included in Percy's Reliques, probably dates in its primitive form from the 15th cent. Its subject is the rivalry of the neighbouring families of Percy and Douglas. The two parties meet and fight, there is a great slaughter on both sides, and both Percy and Douglas are killed.

Subjects: Literature.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.