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Anthony Bale

Anthony Bale is Professor of Medieval Studies, Birkbeck College, London. He has published widely on various medieval topics, including Anglo-Jewish history, Christian-Jewish relations, the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer and John Lydgate, the cult of St Edmund of East Anglia, and fifteenth-century literature. He has published translations of Mandeville’s ‘Book of Marvels and Travels’ and ‘The Book of Margery Kempe’. He was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize and has held fellowships at Harvard, The Huntington Library, University of Melbourne, and elsewhere. A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages is published in November 2023 (Viking).

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