Ian Short was Professor of French at Birkbeck College University of London from 1983 until retirement in 2005. He is a medievalist with a specialism in Anglo-Norman and the 12th century. Ian has published widely and edited and translated numerous texts into French and English.
An amusing tale of late 12th-century social mobility, the romance tells of a bewildering series of adventures that befall a fictitious king who deliberately abandons his royal status to enter the ‘real’ world of knights, wolves, pirates and merchants. He and his family are finally re-united at Yarmouth thanks to a climactic stag hunt.