Welcome to MORROIS (Mapping of Romance Realms and Other Imagined Spaces).

MORROIS is an index of line-by-line instance of place names in Middle English romances; all explicit references to any distinct place (whether noun, adjective, or other derived form) are catalogued.

MORROIS is switching to a more dynamic and flexible RDF platform: you can access this new and up-to-date version here.

If you continue on this site, you will see the legacy version of our data as offered through the Omeka content management system

This prototype site features an irregularly updated concordance of all place names found in the romances of Booklets 1 and 2 of the Lincoln Thornton manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral Library, MS 91) by copyist and compiler Robert Thornton (fl. 1418 – 1456), including the unique copies of:


To begin

This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.