Perhaps no nation treasures its medieval heritage more than Great Britain, and as this survey shows, the past 250 years have seen an explosion of artistic and literary works inspired by the real (or imagined) world of the Middle Ages. Writers loom large in this in-depth study, including William Blake, Lord Tennyson, G.K. Chesterton, Evelyn Waugh, W.H. Auden, and J.R.R. Tolkien. With 14 pages of illustrations, this book also examines medieval influences upon such artists as William Morris, Aubrey Beardsley, J.A. McNeill Whistler, and Edward Burne-Jones.