Ecce patet tensus: The Trentham Manuscript, In Praise of Peace, and John Gower's Autograph Hand

@article{Sobecki2015EccePT,
  title={Ecce patet tensus: The Trentham Manuscript, In Praise of Peace, and John Gower's Autograph Hand},
  author={Sebastian Sobecki},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={2015},
  volume={90},
  pages={925 - 959}
}
Among those witnesses of John Gower's works that are known to have been produced during his lifetime, the Trentham manuscript (London, British Library, Additional MS 59495) stands out for its remarkable design as a seemingly planned trilingual collection. The manuscript, usually dated to the first year of Henry IV's reign, exclusively contains Gower's poetry—showcasing his virtuosity in English, French, and Latin. A number of its poems are either addressed to or invoke Henry, yet nothing is… Expand
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