Friday 28 October 2pm The Beacon £7
Canon Professor Nicholas Orme , author of over 30 books, discusses the beginnings of children’s literature in England, 1380-1500.
Children’s literature in England began quite suddenly in about 1400, including works ranging from fiction to good manners and hunting. Not only that: children began to write things down themselves, and we possess unusual examples of jokes, puzzles, insults, and songs they recorded. Nicholas Orme explains why such literature began to be written at that time and provides a fascinating anthology of some of the earliest pieces.
About the Author
Nichoals Orme is emeritus professor of history, Exeter University, and an emeritus lay canon of Truro Cathedral. His thirty books include Medieval Children and Medieval Schools, and his next book, The History of England’s Cathedrals, will be published next year by Impress Books.
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