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Personifications of Old Age in medieval poetry: Charles d'Orléans

In his Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, Professor Ad Putter explored the personifications of Old Age in the poetry of Charles d’Orléans and William Langland. In this edited extract, he discusses the portrayal of Old Age as an opponent in a tennis match.

• Ad Putter

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, No. 17 (March 2011).