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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Idre

Edited by Douglas Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 73 words.

the Lernaean Hydra, a monstrous serpent which lived in the marshes of Lerna, near Argos. It had many heads, and

‘A vastly superior thing’

Chris Jones.

in Fossil Poetry

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 24147 words.

In this chapter the case is made that while Hopkins studied Anglo-Saxon poetry too late for it to have a direct influence on his idiosyncratic prosody, nevertheless the poet learned much...

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Alfred the Great

Paul E. Szarmach.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online December 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8879 words.

The only English monarch to earn the epithet “Great” and who was esteemed highly by the later Victorians who considered him something of a philosopher-king, Alfred (b. 849–d. 899;...