Chaucerians, Scottish

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The name traditionally given to a very diverse group of 15th‐ and 16th‐cent. Scottish writers who show some influence from Chaucer, although the debt is now regarded as negligible or indirect in most cases. See James I (of Scotland); Kingis Quair, The; Henryson; Dunbar; Douglas, Gawin.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

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