Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field


Read by Peter Tucker

(4.8 stars; 4 reviews)

Marmion is an epic poem in six cantos, written in emulation of the ancient Scottish minstrel style which was of such great interest to Scott. Unlike its predecessor, The Lay of the Last Minstrel, this one contains "introductions" to each canto, in the guise of poetic letters which serve the purpose of linking the ancient historical setting with Scott's contemporaneous society - a device which attracted some criticism.
The story of Lord Marmion and his arch-enemy Harold de Wilton is told with Scott's familiar swirling dark flair, combining a complex tale of intrigue, inconstancy and deception with the historical details of the Battle of Flodden Field, in which the English forces routed those of Scotland, killing the Scottish king. - Summary by Peter Tucker (4 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Introductory material by author 2:21 Read by Peter Tucker
Introduction to Canto First 14:11 Read by Peter Tucker
Canto First 23:02 Read by Peter Tucker
Introduction to Canto Second 11:23 Read by Peter Tucker
Canto Second 26:20 Read by Peter Tucker
Introduction to Canto Third 10:12 Read by Peter Tucker
Canto Third 25:35 Read by Peter Tucker
Introduction to Canto Fourth 9:11 Read by Peter Tucker
Canto Fourth 28:22 Read by Peter Tucker
Introduction to Canto Fifth 7:53 Read by Peter Tucker
Canto Fifth 40:39 Read by Peter Tucker
Introduction to Canto Sixth 9:37 Read by Peter Tucker
Canto Sixth 48:16 Read by Peter Tucker