in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England
July 2004; p ublished online July 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 8375 words.
This chapter examines the rhyme scheme of a tantalising but little studied Middle English romance, Amis and Amiloun. The poem is composed in twelve-line stanzas, rhymed AAB AAB CCB DDB,...
‘A false abstracte cometh from a fals concrete’: Representation and Misrepresentation in The Bowge of Court and Magnyfycence
in John Skelton and Poetic Authority
February 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 9469 words.
The Bibliotheca represents an early recognition of the writer's freedom from the authority of the past; while such authority remains something that may be appealed to for rhetorical...
in Ogling Ladies
May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 3202 words.
Medieval society considered the gaze a potent and destructive force. Conduct literature of the period is a testament to the medieval effort to regulate the female gaze, which was believed...
in Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England
June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Literature. 13531 words.
The gentry’s distinct socioeconomic position gave rise to distinct cultural interests and needs—in short, a distinct gentry ideology. This chapter examines legal statutes to show that...
in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer
January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 230 words.
one of Chaucer's shorter poems (184 lines, in eight-line stanzas). It is a translation of a prayer to the Virgin
in Premodern Scotland
June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 7114 words.
The Aberdeen Articles are the demands of the rebels who eventually killed James III at Sauchieburn in 1488. The document forms the core of the ensuing parliament’s statement about the cause...
in Insular Books
June 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 6996 words.
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Peniarth 12 is a predominantly Welsh-language miscellany that also contains texts in Middle English and Latin. On folio 79v is the inscription...