The classic Old English epic is presented here with a side-by-side translation by Seamus Heaney.
Wonder at the ancient stories from Britain and around the world which form the bedrock of modern literature. Whether Greek myths, Celtic and Norse legends or Egyptian Mysticism, the Folio Society publishes a beautiful collection of Mythology books. Folio books include original or carefully researched illustrations and come with specially designed hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio Mythology books.
In 778, the rearguard of Charlemagne’s retreating army was ambushed in the Pyrenees and defeated. The battle of Roncevaux became the inspiration for songs and poems celebrating deeds of valour in the face of overwhelming odds. In the mid 12th century, part of this great retelling of heroic deeds was The Song of Roland.