In 2015 it is 650 years since William Langland wrote his epic poem Piers Plowman, which has strong local connections. Langland was educated at Little Malvern Priory, an outpost of Worcester Priory, and the poem opens on the Malvern Hills. It is a disturbing and humorous commentary on corruption and greed that still applies today. Besides reading extracts, Peter will give an introduction to Langland’s life, literary style and historical background, and will answer questions.
Piers Plowman as Never Heard Before
by Lorna Phillips | 9th July 2015