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People/Characters: John Lydgate

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The Canterbury Tales: Fifteenth-Century Continuations and Additions by John M. Bowers
Caxton's Trace: Studies in the History of English Printing by William Kuskin
Chaucer and the fifteenth century by H. S. Bennett
The Chepman and Myllar Prints: Nine Tracts from the First Scottish, Edinburgh 1508. Followed by the Two Other Tracts in the Same Volume in the National Library of Scotland by William Beattie
A critical edition of John Lydgate's Life of Our Lady by John Lydgate
The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages (Oxford University Press academic monograph reprints) by Rosemary Woolf
The Findern manuscript (Cambridge University Library ms. Ff.1.6) by Richard Beadle
A Glastonbury miscellany of the fifteenth century: a descriptive index of Trinity College, Cambridge, MS.O.9.38 by A. G. Rigg
The Learned and the Lewed: Studies in Chaucer and Medieval Literature (Harvard English Studies) by Larry D. Benson
The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Critical Biography by Derek Pearsall
The Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales (Chaucer Studies) by Charles A. Owen Jr
Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts: Literary and Visual Approaches by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose by Douglas Gray
Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Vol. 27 by Frank Grady
Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts by Tim William Machan
William Caxton (Twayne's English authors series ; TEAS 263) by Frieda Elaine Penninger
William Dunbar (Medieval and Renaissance Authors) by Ian Simpson Ross

Character description

John Lydgate (c. 1370-c. 1450): Medieval cleric and poet. Known more for the quantity of his work (some 140,000 lines!) than their quality, he began his career in the Chaucerian period (and called Chaucer his master), was a major force in the reign of Henry V, and lived well into the time of Henry Vi. He tried many styles of writing, and was widely patronized, but few of his works are remembered today.

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