William of Palerne

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One of the earliest of the 14th‐cent. English romances of the Alliterative Revival, of 5,540 lines in a West Midland dialect. It was based on the late 12th‐cent. French Roman de Guillaume de Palerne, and tells the story of a prince saved by a werewolf, who turns out to be another prince, under the spell of a wicked stepmother.

Subjects: Literature.

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