‘The Talisman’, Examiner, Tasmania

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Title

‘The Talisman’, Examiner, Tasmania

Subject

Armour, King Arthur, Charlemagne, charms, Examiner, Excalibur, Hereward the Wake, horn, knights, Launceston, newspaper, Normans, Robert Power, Roland, Song of Roland, supernatural, sword, The Talisman, Tas, Tasmania.

Description

‘The Talisman’ is an article by Robert Power published in 1924 in the ‘Two Minute Talks’ section of the Launceston newspaper the Examiner. The article is about the importance of putting ones faith in God rather than superstitious charms. The article opens by mentioning the talisman of ‘great heroes’, all of whom are medieval.
Hereward the Wake (who fought against the Normans in England in 1070-1) had magic armour, Charlemagne’s knight Roland (whose feats are told in the eleventh-century poem The Song of Roland) had an important horn, and King Arthur and his knights have the supernatural sword Excalibur.

For the article see http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51296463

Creator

Power, Robert

Publisher

Examiner

Date

March 8, 1924

Rights

Public Domain: Trove

Format

Newspaper article; Hyperlink

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Citation

“‘The Talisman’, Examiner, Tasmania ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 23, 2017, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1084.