Thomas Wright's Political Songs of England: From the Reign of John to that of Edward IIby Thomas Wright
Pub. Date: 05/28/2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First edited by Thomas Wright in 1839, this collection of political verses, venality satires and songs of social protest from medieval England is reissued here on behalf of the Royal Historical Society. It provides fascinating insight into medieval responses to contemporary events.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the 1996 edition; Thomas Wright's preface to the 1839 edition; Reign of King John: Song of the Siege of Thouars (French); Sirvente on King John (Provençal); Song on the Bishops (Latin); Song on the Times (Latin); Reign of Henry III: The Taking of Lincoln (Latin); Song on the Corruptions of the Time (Latin); Sirvente against King Henry (Provençal); Another Sirvente (Provençal); The Song of the Church (Anglo-Norman); Song against the Bishops (Latin); Song on the Times (Latin); Song upon the Tailors (Latin and Anglo-Norman); Song of the Welsh (Latin); Song of the Barons (Anglo-Norman); Song of the Peace with England (French); Song against the King of Almaigne (English); The Battle of Lewes (Latin); Song upon the Divisions among the Barons (Latin); Lament of Simon de Montfort (Anglo-Norman); Reign of Edward I: Praise of Young Edward (Latin); Song on the Times (Latin, with an Anglo-Norman version); The Order of Fair-Ease (Anglo-Norman); Song of the Husbandman (English); Against the Pride of the Ladies (English); Satire on the Consistory Courts (English); Song on the Scottish Wars (Latin); On the Deposition of Baliol (Latin); Song against the King's Taxes (Anglo-Norman and Latin); Song on the Flemish Insurrection (English); Song on the Times (English); Song against the Scholastic Studies (Latin); Song of 'Nego' (English); Song on the Execution of Sir Simon Fraser (English); Song on the Venality of the Judges (Latin); The Outlaw's Song of Trailebaston (Anglo-Norman); Song against the Retinues of the Great People (English); Reign of Edward II; Lament on the Death of Edward I (Anglo-Norman); Elegy on the Death of Edward I (English); Song on the Times (Anglo-Norman, Latin and English); On the King's Breaking his Confirmation of Magna Carta (Anglo-Norman and English); Two Songs on the Death of Peter de Gaveston (Latin); The Battle of Bannockburn (Latin); Office of St Thomas of Lancaster (Latin); Appendix: Extracts from Peter Langtoft's Chronicle (Anglo-Norman and English) i. Edward I's War with Scotland ii. The Trailebastons, and the Execution of Wallace; Poem on the Evil Time of Edward II (English); Notes; Index.
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