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To threaten; to be a danger to. Anglo-Norman “manacer” < Latin “minac-, minax”=threat.



A fight, argument, or disturbance in a public place. Anglo-Norman “afrayer”=disturb, startle < Latin “affraium”=brawl, disturbance.



Raised platform typically from where a minister preaches. Anglo-Norman “pulpette” < Latin “pulpitum”=scaffold, platform, stage.


Wikipedia and the Harley Lyrics

Ask many academics about the value of Wikipedia as a research tool and you will probably get quite a frosty reception. I certainly have been told on many occasions that it is a wholly unreliable source of information; often by lecturers. 911 more words

Middle English

How and When the 32 Irish Counties formed.

The division of Ireland into shires or counties is of Anglo-Norman and English origin. The counties generally represent the older native territories and sub-kingdoms.

King John formed twelve counties in 1210. 266 more words

Irish History

Lanval and Sir Launfal (27th January 2016)

Text of Lanval from British Library Harley MS 978, f. 134r

Next meeting: 27th January / Room 2.47 / 3-5pm

Lanval is an Anglo-Norman Breton… 243 more words


The Battle of Hastings' Literary Aftermath

Marie de France, from an illuminated manuscript now in the Bibliothèque nationale de France: BnF, Arsenal Library, Ms. 3142 fol. 256.

It would be difficult to understand some of the plays of… 981 more words

Aesop's Fables