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A Project by the Department of Medieval English Literature and Historical Linguistics, University of Düsseldorf

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1270 1300

Havelok the Dane

Havelok the Dane is one of the outstanding early Middle English romances, a common feature of which is 'a knight and a quest'. Romances are classified according to their matters, thus this poem supposedly belongs to the Matter of England. Havelok, without knowing it, is the dispossessed heir of the Danes and flees to England in exile. After a vision showing him that he is the rightful king, he returns to England and reclaims his throne from the Ursurper.
Literature, Middle English Period, Poetry