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Post-Chaucerian Period - Gavin Douglas

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Gavin Douglas 1474 - 1522

Another prominent Scottish poet in the list is Gavin Douglas. He wrote only in Vernacular. His best known work is Palice of Honor, which was greatly influenced by House of Fame by Chaucer. Other notable writing was Aeneodos, English translation of Virgil՚s Aeneid.

John Lydgate (1370 - 1451)

  • He was the most prolific and voluminous writer who also translated numerous of keytexts of Classical and Historical subjects. He was a monk at the Benedictine Monastery of Bury St. Edmunds, in Suffolk.
  • Perhaps his most interesting piece of work is his London Lack penny, an agreeable and lively set of verses describing the woes of a poor man in Westminster Hal…

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Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard

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Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard

Sir Thomas Wyatt

  • Sir Thomas Wyatt was a 16th -century English politician and one of the earliest poets of the English Renaissance. He was responsible for many innovations in English poetry.
  • He was credited with introducing the sonnet to English literature.
  • His poems were not published during his lifetime; but fifteen years after his death in the book titled Tottel՚s Miscelleny, which printed in 1557.
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    • Born in Kent, England, Sir Thomas Wyatt was an ambassador to France and Italy for King Henry VIII. Wya…

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