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Medievalism, nationalism, colonialism: Introduction

L D'Arcens, A Lynch, S Trigg

Australian Literary Studies | Published : 2011


The hall-the great hall as it was properly termed [⋯] was not much unlike a church,-with a fireplace in it and all the pews turned out. There was a screen like a rood-screen at the lower end, dividing it from an outer vestibule; at the upper end the massive staircase [⋯] branched into galleries running down the sides. The windows were mullioned and filled with old glass, partly stained; the floor was of chequered stone; the roof a mass of oak beams, spreading fan-wise in all directions. From the latter-very high up and shadowed-hung banners, beautifully dilapidated. There were trophies of arms on the walls, genuinely mediaeval; rows upon rows of family portraits, with authentic dates to them..

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