I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, (c)
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know(e)
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare(g)
History / Events
1381 Peasants’ revolt
1429 Siege of Orleans
1431 Joan of Arc burned
1441 Kings’ College, Cambridge founded
1356. Mandeville's " Travels."
1362 Langland’s Piers the Plowman The full title of the poem is The Vision of Piers Plowman. Three distinct versions of it exist, the first c. 1362, the second c. 1377, and the third 1393 or 1398. It has been described as "a vision of Christ seen through the clouds of humanity." It is divided into nine dreams, and is in the unrhymed and alliterative.
1380 Wycliffe’s Bible
1380-83 Troylus and Cryseyde by Chaucer.
1382 The Parlement of Foules by Chaucer
1384 The House of Fame by Chaucer
1385 The Legende of Goode Women by Chaucer
1385-91 English poet Geoffrey Chaucer writes The Canterbury Tales, a work which places him in the front rank of the narrative poets of the world. It contains about 18,000 lines of verse, besides some passages in prose, and was left incomplete. In it his power of story-telling, his humour, sometimes broad, sometimes sly, his vivid picture-drawing, his tenderness, and lightness of touch, reach their highest development. He is our first artist in poetry, and with him begins modern English literature. His character—genial, sympathetic, and pleasure-loving, yet honest, diligent, and studious—is reflected in his writings.
1393 Confessio Amantis.
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