New translation of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" on BBC Radio 4

Unable to view the original manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the British Library, Simon Armitage decided to make his own translation. In an article for the Guardian, Armitage discusses the work and provides an excerpt.

The new translation of Simon Armitage's book Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the best examples of Middle English poetry, is available from Faber Publishers for £12.99. A reading of the work by actor Ian McKellen was broadcast on the BBC's Radio 4, December 21, 2006 at 2.15pm. A podcast will be available at a later date at: