An extract from the Shakespeare Lecture, delivered by Dr Adrian Poole, on 21 April 1999 at the British Academy.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July 1998 - July 1999.
The British Academy aims to publish a regular account of its activities by means of its new biannual ‘Review’. In this first issue of the ‘Review’, an account of the whole of the academic session 1998–99 is included.
A joint committee of the British Academy and Royal Historical Society was set up in 1966 to plan the production of what is intended to be the definitive edition of the entire corpus of Anglo-Saxon charters. Six volumes have been published so far, and several more are in an advanced state of preparation. When complete, the series will comprise approximately
30 volumes, providing a secure basis for our knowledge and understanding of English history, society, religion and culture from c. 670 to 1066, or for a period of roughly 400 years. Professor Simon Keynes, Secretary to the Anglo-Saxon Charters Committee, presents an overview of the project.
Professor John Breuilly summarises his Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture, delivered on 27 May 1999 at the British Academy.