Medieval adventure stories

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The ends of the earth...

Heaven, hell & all that lies between...


Sir Owain in Purgatory.

St. Patrick's Purgatory.

Sabine Baring-Gould on St. Patrick's Purgatory.

Into the otherworld...


Sir Orfeo visits the otherworld.

A scene from Marie de France's Launval.

The story of Launval or Launfal.

Marie de France.

Marie de France's other works: of Guigemar & Yonec.

Thomas the Rhymer

Two versions of the tale of Thomas the Rhymer & the Queen of Elfland: from the Lincoln Thornton Manuscript and the Child ballads.


The encounter between Sir Gawain & the Green Knight.

The land of Cockaigne.

The marvellous western land of Cockaigne.


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