Perhaps one of the most interesting of these Metrical Romances is that of Havelok the Dane.
For Havelok the Dane was written for the people and not for the great folk, who still spoke only French.
For Havelok was written perhaps a hundred years after Layamon's Brut.
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Others cite Middle English narratives like Havelok
the Dane and Sir Orfeo for oral performance and variety of audience.
The title character in the thirteenth century Havelok
the Dane, for instance, sets out to regain his birthright on his wife's counsel, which is inspired by an angel's prediction of his future glory.
Furrow offers nuanced readings of the Anglo-Norman romances Estoire des Engleis, Le Lai d'Havelok
, Horn, and Boeve de Haumtone contrasted with the Middle English Havelok
the Dane, King Horn, and the Auchinleck Bevis of Hampton.
Robert Boenig leads off with a look at roots of Lewis's Prince Caspian in William Morris's Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair (and in turn Morris's source in Havelok
the Dane), investigating the "imaginatively redemptive" changes Lewis made to this source material.
This point is brought to bear upon King Horn and Havelok
in chapter 2, where Spearing suggests that the emotional engagement of the minstrel-type narrator has its fullest effect if it is seen as a voice of "empathetic subjectivity" that does not seem to be an "ontologically consistent human being" (67, 52).
In Nebraska, Metropolitan Lincoln- Havelok
will merge into Metropolitan Lincoln East.
It is a loose adaptation of the late-thirteenth-century English poetical romance, Havelok
McIntosh, `The language of the extant versions of Havelok
the Dane', MAE, 45 (1976), 36-49, repr.