Meet Reynard the Fox

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Meet Reynard the Fox

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 18 December 2020 – 4 January 2021



Meet Reynard, the anarchic fox whose cruel tricks enthralled medieval readers.

Watch a dramatic reading of the first chapters of Reynard the Fox

The Fabularium read the first chapters of a new version of Reynard the Fox by Anne Louise Avery. Published by Bodleian Library Publishing.

Make a fox bookmark

Follow this step-by-step guide and make your own bookmark inspired by Reynard the Fox.


Book cover of Reynard the Fox

Buy the book

Based on William Caxton’s bestselling 1481 English translation of the Middle Dutch, Anne Louise Avery imaginatively retells the Reynard story. Published by Bodleian Library Publishing.

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Listen to an interview with author Anne Louise Avery


Part of the North Sea Crossings project

North Sea Crossings is a pioneering academic outreach project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and led by the University of Bristol. It explores the literary heritage of Anglo-Dutch exchange, including the mercurial trickster figure of Reynard the Fox.

This event is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

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