Paul Kingsnorth

Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and poet. His novel The Wake (2013), set in the period after the Norman Conquest, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014.

Written by Paul Kingsnorth

Guerrilla mask: a green man roof boss in Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk. Photo by Topfoto

The old yoke

Was the green man, that pagan spirit of nature, in fact England’s secret symbol of resistance to Norman oppression?

Paul Kingsnorth