Follows Chesterton’s development of the idea of using King Alfred and the Battle of Ethandune as the core of a long poem on England and Englishness, and examines how the poem was received by contemporaries, fared in later criticism, and influenced other writers.
"Chesterton's Ballad of the White Horse: From Conception to Critical Reception,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 35
, Article 3.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol35/iss1/3