CR Episode 149: Longfellow and the Civil War, Part II

The 1680 Auto-da-fe in Plaza Mayor, Madrid, by Francisco Rizi (1683)
The 1680 Auto-da-fe in Plaza Mayor, Madrid, by Francisco Rizi (1683)

Download Link: Released on 7 November 2022

The panel reads two poems from Longfellow’s Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863): ‘Torquemada’ and ‘The Birds of Killingworth’, examining the role of zeal, dogma, and radical conduct in the poems, and what it may suggest about the war between the states.

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