Reynard the Fox

Meet Reynard, the anarchic fox whose tricks enthralled medieval readers. In our dramatic reading for adults, the animals gather to complain about Reynard’s wickedness. Younger listeners can enjoy a pantomime-style audio play and a simple craft to make at home.

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.

The Fabularium are:

  • Grymbert the Badger - Joshua Patel
  • King Noble the Lion / Queen Gente - Jessica Rowe Baron
  • Isengrim the Wolf - Gareth Price-Baghurst

Make a fox bookmark

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

Listen to a family-friendly audio play featuring Reynard's trademark trickery

A hungry Reynard takes on his old enemy Isengrim the wolf. Performed by Trouvère Medieval Minstrels.

Buy the book

Book cover of Reynard the Fox

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.

Buy the book from our online shop

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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