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By David R. Carlson

John Gower has been criticised for composing verse propaganda for the English country, in help of the regime of Henry IV, on the finish of his distinctive profession. even if, because the writer of this booklet indicates, utilizing proof from Gower's English, French and Latin poems along modern country papers, pamphlet-literature, and different old prose, Gower used to be no longer the one medieval author to be so hired in serving a monarchy's targets. Professor Carlson additionally argues that Gower's past due poetry is the apotheosis of the fourteenth-century culture of state-official writing which lay on the foundation of the literary Renaissance in Ricardian and Lancastrian England. David Carlsonis Professor within the division of English, college of Ottawa.

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