- Sir Walter Scott (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
- Sir Walter Scott (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Sir Walter Scott (Dictionary of World Biography: The 19th Century)
- Sir Walter Scott (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Sir Walter Scott (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Sir Walter Scott
- First Published: 1808
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Type of Plot: Historical
- Setting: Scottish border
- Characters: Lord Marmion, Ralph de Wilton, Clare Fitz-Clare, Constance de Beverley, Archibald Douglas
- Genres: Historical fiction, Poetry
- Subjects: England or English people, Kings, queens, or royalty, Sixteenth century, Scotland or Scottish people, Pilgrims or pilgrimages, Battles, Knights or knighthood, Shrines
- Locales: Europe, Scotland, United Kingdom
Wherever Lord Marmion goes, he is welcomed and honored as a brave and valiant knight. The English king has sent him to the Scottish court to try to persuade that country’s king to end armed raids in the Border country. Marmion asks a Scottish lord to furnish him a guide, someone of peaceful appearance, and since no one else is available the lord sends a palmer, a holy man who had made many pilgrimages to religious shrines.
At the same time, an abbess, accompanied by several nuns, is making a sea voyage to Cuthbert Isle to hold an inquisition over two...
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