Winston Black’s edition and translation of Henry of Huntingdon’s Anglicanus Hortus has just come out with the press of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Written entirely in Latin verse, the recently discovered Anglicanus ortus describes the medicinal uses of 160 different herbs, spices, and vegetables. Black’s translation includes a commentary on every poem as well as an extensive introduction. A reviewer recently remarked on this publication: “Through this publication and Winston Black’s outstanding scholarship, the eight-book poem on plants and minerals enables us to lift Henry of Huntingdon to the highest level of English medieval authors and us to elevate Winston Black among the foremost young medievalists.”
The book is available through the PIMS Press and through other booksellers, for instance, Amazon.