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The Notary's Tale

The Notary's Tale
Speaker: Caoimhe Whelan.

Involved in legal administration and literary commissions, James Yonge is a fascinating fifteenth century Dubliner who produced one of the most interesting Hiberno-Middle English works of his century.

Caoimhe Whelan is currently researching her PhD at Trinity College Dublin under the supervision of Professor Seán Duffy. She is working on a manuscript of the fifteenth century Hiberno-Middle English translation of Gerald of Wales' Expugnatio Hibernica (Conquest of Ireland, 1189) thought by many to be written by notary James Yonge.

This talk was part of Tales of Medieval Dublin: A series of monthly lunchtime lectures which took place during 2011 at the Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay. The series was presented by the Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Council.