6 – Reading Layamon’s “Brut”: Subterfuge at Sparatin (ll. 350-418)

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Episode 6 in a series working through Layamon’s “Brut” – an early thirteenth-century English epic retelling the mythic history of Britain.

Brutus devises a plan to rescue his besieged castle of Sparatin.
Grammatical concepts discussed include tenses, the perfect aspect, indefinite pronouns, and the imperative.

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TEXT:
British Museum Ms. Cotton Caligula A.IX edited by G. I. Brook and R. F. Leslie – https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/LayC…

Intro music: “The Epical” by SetbonD

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