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London, British Library MS Harley 2253 and the traffic of texts
Rory Critten

beyond England. French was an especially apt medium for trans-​Channel traffic because it was capable of embodying both the ambitions and the antipathies that were bound up with contact of this sort. International contacts ‘Dum ludis floribus’ trades heavily on the mystique attending international contacts. As it is presented in Fein’s edition, the poem offers us the pleasurable illusion of being a fly on the wall in an expatriate English clerk’s medieval Parisian cell. The interest manifest within this text in the world beyond Ludlow and Hereford is also perceptible

in Household knowledges in late-medieval England and France
A queer history
Peter Buchanan

MacPherson and Bryher became adoptive parents to Perdita and made their home with H.D. in Switzerland, though travelling frequently to London, Paris, and Berlin. In Paris, Bryher became a strong supporter of the expatriate community of writers and artists on the Left Bank, particularly those swirling around the milieu of Sylvia Beach, the American founder of the English-language bookshop Shakespeare and Company , and her romantic partner Adrienne Monnier, owner of the French bookstore and lending library

in Dating Beowulf
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Ye goon to … Hereford? Regional devotion and England’s other St Thomas
Daniel Birkholz

in seeking to ascertain its place. Postscript No Life of St Thomas Cantilupe survives before two extant from the 1670s. One of these, by the expatriate English Jesuit Richard Strange (a rector in Ghent), directs itself towards a displaced ‘English Catholic community on the continent’, while the other (folded into a county history) is by Herefordshire antiquarian Thomas Blount, who is ‘not known to have travelled abroad’. 103 These two lives ‘[do not] contradict one another’, agreeing in outline and basic elements, but they do ‘differ in spatial references

in Harley manuscript geographies