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Henry the Minstrel active 1470-1492

Works: 124 works in 468 publications in 5 languages and 5,671 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PR1989.H6, 821.2
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Most widely held works by Henry
Early Scottish poetry: Thomas the Rhymer, John Barbour, Androw of Wyntoun, Henry the minstrel by George Eyre-Todd( Book )

16 editions published between 1891 and 1997 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and acts of the most famous and valiant champion, Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerslie ... : with a preface containing a short sum of the history of that time by Blind Hary( Book )

58 editions published between 1645 and 1969 in English and Scots and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[24], 353 p. In verse. Contains: The printer to the reader, p. [1]-[20]. First [16] pages of text, the first book, supplied in ms. Numerous errors in pagination. Imperfect: stained and tightly bound with some loss of text. "... written in Latine by Master John Blair, Chaplain to Wallace, and turned into Scots meeter by one called Blind Hary, in the days of King James the fourth ..."--p. [4]. Reproduction of original in the National Library of Scotland. (DLPS) B04023.0001.001. (vid) 175281.
The actis and deidis of Schir William Wallace, 1570 by Blind Hary( Book )

15 editions published between 1939 and 1940 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wallace : selections by Blind Hary( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind Harry's Wallace by Blind Hary( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The original story of the real braveheart, Sir William Wallace. Racy, blood on every page, violently anglophobic, grossly embellished, vulgar and disgusting, clumsy and stilted, a literary failure, a great epic." "Whatever the verdict on Blind Harry, this is the book which has done more than any other to frame the notion of Scotland's national identity. Despite its numerous 'historical inaccuracies', it remains the principal source for what we now know about the life of Wallace. The novel and film Braveheart were based on the 1722 Hamilton edition of this epic poem. Burns, Wordsworth, Byron and others were greatly influenced by this version 'wherein the old obsolete words are rendered more intelligible', which is said to be the book, next to the Bible, most commonly found in Scottish households in the eighteenth century. Burns even admits to having 'borrowed ... a couplet worthy of Homer' directly from Hamilton's version of Blind Harry to include in 'Scots wha hae'." "Elspeth King, in her introduction to this, the first accessible edition of Blind Harry in verse form since 1859, draws parallels between the situation in Scotland at the time of Wallace and that in Bosnia and Chechnya in the 1990s. Seven hundred years to the day after the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the 'Settled Will of the Scottish People' was expressed in the devolution referendum of 11 September 1997. She describes this as a landmark opportunity for mature reflection on how the nation has been shaped, and sees Blind Harry's Wallace as an essential and compelling text for this purpose. Book jacket."--Jacket
Wallace, or, The life and acts of Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie by Blind Hary( Book )

14 editions published between 1820 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work offers a different translation of Henry the Minstrel's tale of Sir William Wallace, composed in the 1400s
The metrical history of Sir William Wallace, knight of Ellerslie by Blind Hary( )

6 editions published in 1790 in English and Scots and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, surprising adventures, and heroic actions of Sir William Wallace, general and governor of Scotland by Blind Hary( Book )

10 editions published between 1770 and 1774 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Wallace : selections
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Blin, Hary

Blin Hary active 1470-1492

Blin Hary fl. 1470-1492

Blind, Harry

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Blind Harry ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

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Blind Harry Scottish author of the poem The Wallace

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Harry 1470-1492 fl Blind

Harry active 1470-1492 the Minstrel

Harry, Blind

Harry fl. 1470-1492 the Minstrel

Harry the Blind ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

Harry the Minstrel

Harry, the Minstrel, active 1470-1492

Harry, the Minstrel, fl. 1470-1492

Hary 1440?-1492?

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Hary active 1470-1492 the Minstrel

Hary, Blind, active 1470-1492

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Hary fl. 1470-1492 the Minstrel

Hary, the Minstrel.

Hary, the Minstrel, active 1470-1492

Hary the Minstrel ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

Hary, the Minstrel, fl. 1470-1492

Henri l'Aveugle 1440?-1492?

Henri l'Aveugle ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

Henri le Ménestrel 1440?-1492?

Henri le Ménestrel ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

Henri l'Ecossais ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

Henricus, active 1470-1492

Henricus Caecus ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

Henricus Scotus ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

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Henry, blind 1470-1492 fl

Henry fl. 1470-1492 the Minstrel

Henry the Minstrel 1440?-1492?

Henry, the Minstrel, active 1470-1492

Henry the Minstrel ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

Henry, the Minstrel, fl. 1470-1492

Minstrel, Harry the ca. ca. 1440 - ca. 1495

Blind Harry's Wallace