Sian Mitchell

Heritage educator

Sian Mitchell - Heritage educator

I specialise in English literature, in particular nineteenth century poetry. I am especially interested in Victorian 'Arthuriana' and medievalism, and its expression in literature and art. I work in the heritage sector, focusing on heritage interpretation and education, and am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

The Tale of Sir Degrevaunt: The Wedding Ceremony by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Trees at Packwood House, Warwickshire

Where was Shakespeare’s Forest of Arden?

Forests are traditionally considered to be places of magic and mischief, of outlaws and intrigue, and nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in Shakespeare’s work.

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Tennyson Down above Freshwater Cliffs on the Isle of Wight

Who was Alfred, Lord Tennyson?

Born in 1809, Alfred Tennyson’s poetic career spans much of the nineteenth century. After his death in 1892, he left a literary legacy which includes many of the most popular nineteenth century poems.

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Barras Nose headland, Tintagel, North Cornwall

Who was King Arthur?

Historians and archaeologists fiercely debate the possibility of a ‘real’ King Arthur.

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