May 2017

“Secreitis that I did not knaw”:  Reflections on editing Sir David Lyndsay’s Historie and Testament of Squyer Meldrum

It has been a real pleasure to edit the rollicking Historie of Squyer Meldrum for the forthcoming METS volume Six Scottish Pieces: Courtly and Chivalric Poems, Including Lyndsay’s ‘Squyer Meldrum,’ co-edited with Dr. Emily Wingfield of the University of Birmingham:  see her blog Part 1 and Part 2.   [caption id="attachment_14304" align="aligncenter" width="228"] Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount's coat of arms from the 1542 roll[/caption] The Historie and The Testament of Squyer Meldrum are a pair of poems by the early modern Scottish writer Sir David Lyndsay, now best known (if he is known at all) as the author...

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