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William Langland

(c. 1330—1400) poet


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(perhaps c. 1330–c. 1386),

the author of Piers Plowman, of whose identity and life very little is known for certain. It seems that Langland lived in London, but that he had lived in the Malvern district of the West Midlands. No other poem is now attributed to him, although Skeat's parallel‐text edition of the poem is still printed with Richard the Redeless, which is part of Mum and the Sothsegger.

Subjects: Literature — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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