• Date and time: Tuesday 30 April 2024, 5.30pm
  • Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

In this lecture Anthony Bale will explore some late medieval English travellers' texts, focussing especially on a little-studied Middle English travel guide, sometimes known as Advice for a Journey to the Orient. He will examine the authorship and occasion of the text, and describe its place in positioning Englishness within international travel, at the origins of the vexed identity of the 'Englishman abroad'. 

Prof. Anthony Bale, Birkbeck, University of London