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Henry IV (1366—1413) king of England and lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine

 

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An old name for Britain (see Engelond). It appears only in the phrase ‘conquerour of Brutes Albyon’ in The Complaint of Chaucer to his Purse, almost certainly a reference to Henry IV.

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).


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