Robert Copland

(fl. c. 1495—1557) translator and printer

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(d. 1547), English printer, poet, and translator who worked in the printhouse of Wynkyn de Worde. He translated several works from French, including three romances and The Rutter of the Sea (see, ruttier). His best-known original poem, the ‘High Way to the Spital House’, is of documentary value because of its account of beggars and vagabonds.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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