Lancastrian Literature

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    Abstract

    This chapter will provide an overview of how both major and lesser-known Lancastrian writers and texts engage with the law and legal contexts. Covering the period between Henry IV and Prince Edward of Westminster, this chapter will address legal aspects in Thomas Hoccleve’s Regement of Princes, Osbern of Bokenham’s Mappula Angliae, George Ashby’s Active Policy, John Fortescue’s De laudibus legum Angliae and such anonymous works as the Libelle of Englyshe Polycye in order to demonstrate how they intervened in and commented on shifting legal ideas and practices during the first two-thirds of the fifteenth century.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Medieval Law and Literature
    EditorsCandace Barrington, Sebastian Sobecki
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Chapter14
    Pages178-187
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781316848296
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul-2019

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    NameCambridge Companions to Literature

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