Note 3 for Appendix II to the author's Swinburne's Medievalism: A Study in Victorian Love Poetry which Louisiana State University Press published in 1979. It has been included in the Victorian web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.
Swinburne's remarks on Charlemagne are random and general. He approaches Charlemagne through the vast medieval literature on him and then tries in an admittedly short space to move beyond it.
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