The Story of Things

Series Five: A World of Wonder - medieval ideas of wonder

June 3, 2019

Medieval romance literature is thought of as the forerunner of modern-day fantasy stories, but where did medieval ideas of wonder come from? Was an object of wonder to be revered or feared? Dr Lydia Zeldenrust from the University of York's Department of English and Related Literature discusses medieval discovery, myth, and magic in stories that have been passed on through the generations.