The Knight's Tale of Young Hugh of Lincoln

  title={The Knight's Tale of Young Hugh of Lincoln},
  author={Gavin I. Langmuir},
  pages={459 - 482}
CHAUCEIR'S prioress tells the tale of the young "clergeon" in an Asian city who expressed his devotion to Mary by singing Alma redemptoris, especially when walking to and from school through the Jewish quarter. The enraged Jews cut his throat and threw his body in their privy, but his mother discovered him because Mary iniraculously enabled himD to continue singing. The singing body was then transported in great procession to the nearest abbey; the provost had the Jews drawn and hanged; and the… Expand
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