This course is intended to introduce you to the language, major works and authors of  late Medieval England.  In the process, we will learn a great deal about life and ideas in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries generally.
This course has two major elements: language and literature.  Both, however, rely on the historical, social, theological events of the late Middle Ages.  Please note: The linguistic focus of this course is on the sound, not the structure of Middle English.