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Henry the Minstrel active 1470-1492

Overview
Works: 152 works in 513 publications in 5 languages and 4,981 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: AC4, 821.2
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posthumous Publications by Henry, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Henry
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 Henry ( )
91 editions published between 1611 and 1756 in English and Scots and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early Scottish poetry: Thomas the Rhymer, John Barbour, Androw of Wyntoun, Henry the minstrel by George Eyre-Todd ( Book )
14 editions published between 1891 and 1997 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life surprising adventures and heroic actions of Sir William Wallace. General and Governor of Scotland by Henry ( )
27 editions published between 1770 and 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The actis and deidis of the illustere and vailðeand campioun Schir William Wallace, Knicht of Ellerslie, by Henry the Minstrel, commonly known as blind Harry by Henry ( Book )
23 editions published between 1886 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The actis and deidis of Schir William Wallace, 1570 by Henry ( Book )
14 editions published between 1939 and 1940 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wallace : selections by Henry ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Scots and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This extraordinary poem has been widely popular and influential ever since it was written in the fifteenth century, and its heroic account of the swordfighter Wallace was to symbolise the cause of liberty and independence to many other countries and cultures in the centuries to come
Hary's Wallace (vita nobilissimi defensoris Scotie Wilelmi Wallace militis); by Henry ( Book )
10 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acts and deeds of the most famous and valiant champion Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerslie by Henry ( )
14 editions published between 1754 and 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The metrical history of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerslie, by Henry, commonly called Blind Harry: ... In three volumes. by Henry ( )
6 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lyfe and actis of the maist illuster and vailzeand campioun, William Wallace, Knicht of Ellerslie, mainteiner and defender of the libertie of Scotland by Henry ( )
8 editions published between 1594 and 1601 in Scots and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acts and deeds of the most famous and valiant campion, Sir William Wallace knight of Ellerslie, maintainer of the libertie of Scotland by Henry ( )
2 editions published in 1757 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blind Harry's Wallace by Henry ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 79 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."--BOOK JACKET
Wallace, or, The life and acts of Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie by Henry ( Book )
7 editions published between 1820 and 1869 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The metrical history of Sir William Wallace, knight of Ellerslie by Henry ( Book )
9 editions published in 1790 in English and Scots and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Blin Hary.
Blin Hary, active 1470-1492
Blin Hary, fl. 1470-1492
Blind Harry.
Blind Harry, active 1470-1492
Blind Harry, fl. 1470-1492
Blind Hary.
Blind Hary 1440-1492
Blind Hary, active 1470-1492
Harry, Blind
Harry Blind 1440-1492
Harry, Blind, 1470-1492 fl.
Harry The Blind
Harry, the Minstrel.
Harry the Minstrel 1440-1492
Harry, the Minstrel, active 1470-1492
Harry, the Minstrel, fl. 1470-1492
Hary, 1470-1492 fl.
Hary Blin 1440-1492
Hary, fl. 1470-1492
Hary, the Minstrel.
Hary, the Minstrel, active 1470-1492
Henricus Caecus
Henry, blind, 1470-1492 fl.
Henry The Minstrel
Henry the Minstrel 1440-1492
Henry, the Minstrel, fl. 1470-1492
Minstrel, Harry The
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