About Sir Gawain’s World

Having passed through a time warp and unable to return, Sir Gawain travels Britain in search of a way back. In the mean time, on his journey, he re-acquaints himself with the Britain he once knew and writes now in the alliterative style he helped make famous…

Sir Gawain’s World is a journey through mediaeval Britain. Astride his strusty steed, le Gringalet (a 1958 Francis Barnett motorcycle), Sir Gawain follows the quiet paths and hollow ways to some of Britain’s secret gems.

Be they ancient churches, forgotten hollow ways, strip field systems, deserted towns or modern settlements which still bear the imprint of mediaeval times, the places Sir Gawain visits are peopled with ghosts of past times.

Join Sir Gawain on his journey and share with him some of this country’s most intimate history – and do feel free to comment and to share your own experiences of this magical country too…

About the author

Image of Michael Smith, author of Sir Gawain's WorldSir Gawain’s World is written by Michael Smith, a graduate in history from the University of York and originally from the Lancashire/Cheshire borders, home of the original author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Prints and cards: You can also view Michael’s prints and greetings cards for sale at his site, www.mythicalbritain.co.uk

New Book – pre-order your Collectors Deluxe First Edition here:

Image of new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Smith

Michael Smith’s new illustrated translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, publishing July 2018. Collectors limited edition available for orders before that date.

Michael’s new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight will be published in 2018 by Unbound.  Richly illustrated with his own linocut prints, the luxury collector’s edition of the book can be pre-ordered here (note, only orders before July will receive the limited collectors edition, which is different to those which will be sold in the shops): www.unbound.com/books/sir-gawain

News Flash!

Michael has been commissioned by Unbound to translate King Arthur’s Death, the alliterative Morte Arthure! To pledge support and secure your own copy (with your name in the back), please visit: www.unbound.com/books/king-arthurs-death


All the content on this blog is copyright of the author. (c) MTA Smith 2018, all rights reserved.




2 responses to “About Sir Gawain’s World

  1. Pingback: St. Crispin’s Day and The Battle of Agincourt | Southwest Wisconsin Community of Homeschools

  2. Ah. I have found another romanticist without his head in the clouds. A rare breed and one to keep tabs on. I was looking for anything on Hertfordshire and here we are- Sir Gawain. I’m honored AND humbled. I’ll be back… to check out your info on Welsh history.
    Cheers ! Evelyn, The Castle Lady

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