J. R. R. Tolkien was inspired in the writing of The Lord of the Rings by this tale of a magical coat of mail and the temptation to use its protection in a war between the Rohan-like Wolfings and the enslaving armies of Rome.
About the Author
William Morris was famous in his lifetime as a poet and author of literary works. He began writing as a student at Oxford University and published throughout his life. His output encompassed several genres and styles, including narrative poetry, novels, essays, and short stories. When describing himself, Morris would proclaim, "I am a literary man and an artist of a kind. I work both with my head and my hands."