Laurence Minot

(fl. c. 1290—1350) poet

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The author (of whom almost nothing is known) of a series of spirited, patriotic war songs, written about 1352, concerning events of the period 1333–52 in the English wars against the Scots and French, such as Crécy, Halidon Hill, and the sieges of Berwick and Calais. The poems give some suggestion of what medieval warfare was like, but have little claim to literary distinction. See The Poems of Laurence Minot 1333–1352, ed. T. B. James and J. Simons (1989).

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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