Introduction; what is political prophecy?; the second Arthur - the king as hero, c.1135-1307; expectation and disappointment, 1307-40; debate and crusade, 1340-99; the imperial hero, 1399-1440; Cadwallader and the angelic voice - the rationalisation of chaos, 1450-85. Postscript.
This comprehensive survery will prove immediately useful to those working on politics and textuality... a book to be valued and read. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW A detailed study which provides new, valuable insights into the field of political prophecy, and hence should not be neglected by anyone working in the narrow field of medieval prophecy and the wider fields of historiography and history. ENGLISH STUDIES