Before you begin, I highly recommend reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. There’s a free copy here, the Sparks Notes here, or you can pick up a copy in your local bookstore (honestly, it’s all over the place). I promise it’s worth it.
Medieval Moment: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of four stories in a 14th century manuscript that was composed by one anonymous poet. The Cotton Nero A.x. manuscript is the only known surviving copy.
I spent a good chunk of my graduate degree working on the Cotton Nero a.x. Project with Dr. McGillivray (including making the now VERY outdated website), and I can’t imagine a better start to my own series.
See you next Tuesday with the first page!