A Golden Age of English Poetry
Edited By Gerald Morgan
Acknowledgments vii Abbreviations ix Preface 1 SIMON HOROBIN Review 9 ANNE J. DUGGAN ‘The Hooly Blisful Martir for to Seke’ 15 ALAN J. FLETCHER Piers Plowman and the Benedictines 43 CAROLINE E. JONES A Lesson in Patience 63 GAVIN HUGHES Fourteenth-Century Weaponry, Armour and Warfare in Chaucer and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 83 DAVID SCOTT-MACNAB Sir Thopas and his Lancegay 109 vi WILLIAM MARX An Absent King: Perceptions of the Politics of Power in the Reign of Richard II and the Middle English Prose Brut 135 GERALD MORGAN Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale: The Book of the Duke 153 BARRY WINDEATT Plea and Petition in Chaucer 189 MARY CARR The Fall of Lucifer and the Sin of Pride in Piers Plowman 217 A.V.C. SCHMIDT The Humanity of Pearl 245 BRENDAN O’CONNELL The Poetics of Fraud: Jean de Meun, Dante and Chaucer 261 NICOLAS JACOBS Criseyde’s Last Word 279 Notes on Contributors 295 Index 299
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