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East Anglian Margarets: Lydgate, Bokenham, and the Harley 4012 compiler

Juliana Dresvina

in A Maid with a Dragon

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780197265963
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191772061 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0006

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

East Anglian Margarets: Lydgate, Bokenham, and the Harley 4012 compiler

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Given that the cult of St Margaret was particularly strong in the East Anglian region (a quarter of all church dedications to St Margaret in England are found in Norfolk and Margaret was the most popular late-medieval name in that region), it is unsurprising that fifteenth-century East Anglia engendered three lives of St Margaret, commissioned by local patrons: by John Lydgate, by Osbern Bokenham, and by a compiler of MS BL Harley 4012, which used to belong to Anne Harling of East Harling. Chapter 6 discusses their sources, context, patrons, special features, and manuscripts.

Keywords: East Anglia; John Lydgate; Osbern Bokenham; Anne Harling; patronage; manuscript; Norfolk; East Harling; the Pastons

Chapter.  14438 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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