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Malcolm Angel, Anne Peterson & Mike Lawrence - What's New Walt?

Wimborne Literary Festival
Event organized by Wimborne Literary Festival

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A light hearted poetic glimpse into the life of the medieval Wimborne schoolmaster and renowned satirical poet Walter of Wimborne...

Akin to the court jester, Walter it appears enjoyed the freedom in Medieval England that we simply take for granted – the right to think and then say what we like – but perhaps to do so much easier through the written word, in cartoon or in jest.

He enjoyed the relative wealth afforded to a member of Wimborne’s college of cannons and from his salary as a teacher of ‘small boys’ of whom in his verses he frequently beseeched to pray
for his soul...