Sir John Stanley (c. 1350-1414) and the Gawain-Poet

  title={Sir John Stanley (c. 1350-1414) and the Gawain-Poet},
  author={Andrew Breeze},
  pages={15 - 30}
  • A. Breeze
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Linguistics
  • Arthuriana
Evidence from dialect, the Garter, the Wirral, southern France, and aristocratic life, suggest the Gawain-poet was perhaps John Stanley. His correspondence may confirm this. 

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  • A. Breeze
  • Linguistics, Art
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