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Which medieval text, its title meaning ‘Guide for Anchoresses’, is an anonymously authored monastic rule, written in the 13th century?
Which Canterbury tale is the story of January, May and Damian – in which an elderly blind man is cuckolded when his wife has sex in a pear tree while standing on his back?
In the 'Nun’s Priest’s Tale', Chanticleer and Pentelote are what kind of animal?
Chaucer’s narrator describes which teller as being 'moost of synne and harlotries”? (He is not a fan!)
What name is given to a 14th century writer, thought to be from Cheshire, who wrote several long poems found in the Cotton Nero A.x manuscript?
The poem 'Patience' is a retelling of which book of the Old Testament, found between Obadiah and Micah?
In 'Gawain and the Green Knight', what item of clothing does Gawain conceal from his host, Lord Bertilak?
Which contemporary poet, whose collections include 'Zoom!', 'Xanadu', and 'Kid', produced a popular translation of 'Gawain and the Green Knight' in 2007?
During the reign of which King of England did the Fourth Lateran Council make annual auricular confession to priests mandatory for the first time?
In which English city were a cycle of 48 Mystery plays performed annually on the Feast Day of Corpus Christi?
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An incomplete cycle of Medieval Mystery plays is named after which city in the Midlands?
The Towneley mystery plays are also known after which town in West Yorkshire, known as the ‘Merrie City’ in the Middle Ages?
'Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics' was a lecture given by which academic and writer, now better known for his fantasy novels?
Meaning ‘hall of the male deer’, what is the name of the mead-hall in which much of the action of 'Beowulf' takes place?
What nationality is Beowulf, the hero of the poem?
The 2007 film version of 'Beowulf', which starred Ray Winstone and Angelina Jolie, was directed by which American filmmaker? (He also directed Forrest Gump)
Which battle of 991 AD is the subject of a 325-line narrative poem? It concerns the defeat of the Anglo-Saxons by the Vikings
The Old English poem 'Dream of the Rood' is an account of the crucifixion from whose perspective?
Which monk wrote 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People', completed around 731 AD?
'Sermo Lupi ad Anglos' was written by Wulfstan, who held which position in the English church?

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