Political Poems and Songs Relating to English History, Composed during the Period from the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III: Volume 1

Political Poems and Songs Relating to English History, Composed during the Period from the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III: Volume 1

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Veering between unprecedented military successes and the violent downfalls of kings, the period between the accession of Edward III and the death of Edward IV was a rich subject for contemporary political writers. This two-volume collection of poems and tracts was first compiled by Thomas Wright as part of the Rolls Series, commissioned to edit and publish publicly owned manuscript texts. First published in 1859 and including thirty-five pieces in English, French and Latin, Volume 1 covers the reigns of Edward III and Richard II. It features poems by Gower and Deschamps, a commentary on a fictional prophecy, and the much-contested Speght text of Chaucer's apocryphal 'Complaint of the Ploughman'. Also included are translations of the French poems, and a contextualising introduction. A fascinating example of Victorian scholarship and its expectations of readers, this set represents an interested resource for students of English literature and history.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139162802
  • 9781139162807

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. The vows of the heron; 2. Epigram on the assumption of the arms of France; 3. An invective against France; 4. On the Battle of Nevile's Cross; 5. On the Battle of Nevile's Cross; 6. On Crecy and Nevile's Cross; 7. On the truce of 1347; 8. 'Songs on King Edward's Wars' by Laurence Minot; 9. The dispute between the Englishman and the Frenchman; 10. On Prince Edward's expedition into Spain; 11. Prince Edward's expedition into Spain, and the 'Battle of Najara' by Walter of Peterborough; 12. John of Bridlington; 13. On the death of Edward III (English); 14. On the death of Edward III (Latin); 15. On the rebellion of Jack Straw; 16. On the slaughter of Archbishop Sudbury; 17. Against the Lollards; 18. On the earthquake of 1382; 19. On the Council of London; 20. Song against the friars; 21. On the Minorite Friars; 22. On the times, 1388; 23. Distich on the year 1391; 24. On the pestilene (1391); 25. The reconciliation of Richard II with the City of London by Richard de Maidstone; 26. On the truce between England and France, 1394 by Eustache Deschamps; 27. The complaint of the ploughman; 28. On the corruptions of the Age, 1396-7 by John Gower; 29. On the vices of the different orders of society by John Gower; 30. On King Richard II by John Gower; 31. On King Richard's ministers; 32. On the expected arrival of the Duke of Lancaster; 33. On the deposition of Richard II; 34. Gower's Tripartite Chronicle; 35. Memorial verses on the reigns of Edward III and Richard II.show more