sábado, 26 de março de 2011

Medieval Literature - The Poets and Authors

Medieval literature was written by a variety of authors and poets, many of which are included in the following list:
Caedmon (657–680) was the first English poet of whom we have any knowledge and credited with the authorship of "The Dream of the Holy Rood"
Venerable Bede (673-735) who wrote the Ecclesiastical History of England and the scientific treatise, De Natura Rerum
Margery Kempe (1373 - c1438) Famous as the author of the first autobiography in English
John Gower (1325 - 1408) was famous as a Medieval Poet and friend of Geoffrey Chaucer. He is remembered primarily for three major works, the Mirroir de l'Omme, Vox Clamantis, and Confessio Amantis, three long poems written in French, Latin, and English respectively, which are united by common moral and political themes.
William Longland (c1332 - c1386) who was famous as an English Poet who wrote the Vision of Piers Plowman.
Raphael Holinshed (c1529 - 1580) Famous as the Medieval Author of Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
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