Fantasy - Further Reading

80 Book 1 Canto 1 of The Fairie Queen


Edmund Spencer

While Peter Stubbe was getting burnt and beheaded, Edmund was writing a long epic poem about dangerous women. The trope of a long-haired supernatural seductress really got going in the Renaissance (hmm, around the same time as the Witch Craze, interesting). This trope would continue, gaining or losing popularity periodically, into today.