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EN 200 British Literature and Culture I

Sample Text from "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"

Text chosen: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, trans. Marie Barroff (1967)


In a description of the Green Knight character, the text reads, "Yet had he no helm, nor hauberk neither..." (line 203). Later in lines 268-271, the Green Knight tells King Arthur and his knights, " 'I have a hauberk at home, and a helm beside,/ a shield and a sharp spear, shining bright, / and other weapons to wield, I ween well, to boot, / But as I willed no war, I wore no metal.' "



                                   Public domain illustration (n.d.) from an original manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

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Image Sharing

Click here to access the Google Slide document we'll use for our Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Image Search. 


Use any resource or search tool that you like to find an image of a “hauberk” that is of high quality and freely usable, either as a public domain work or one with a Creative Commons license. You will use the slide for your assigned group. 


Copy and paste three things:

1. your chosen “hauberk” image

2. a hyperlink to the image

3. text that you found related to rights

Library Session Research Assignment Link

Click here to access the Spreadsheet that we will use to complete our in-class research assignment. Your librarian will review the spreadsheet before you begin.