The Days of Yore

The Days of Yore

The Days of Yore is a British play by Richard Cumberland. It was first staged at the Covent Garden Theatre on 13 January 1796.[1] The work is set in the Anglo-Saxon era.[2] The work was possibly influenced by Horace Walpole's gothic novel The Mysterious Mother.[3]


  1. ^ Watson p.1968
  2. ^ Chew & Altick p.1266
  3. ^ Frank p.256


  • Chew, Samuel C. & Altick, Richard Daniel. A Literary History of England, Volume IV: The Nineteenth Century and After. Meredith Publishing Company, 1967.
  • Frank, Frederick S (ed.). The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother. Broadview Press, 2003.
  • Watson, George. The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800. Cambridge University Press, 1971.