Wright, Thomas edit Political Poems and Songs relating to English History composed during the Period from the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III.
Longman : London 1859, 1861 Hardcover Ex-lib, usual lib markings. Spines detached, needs a bookbinder's tender mercies. Boards rubbed.
1,032 pp total. Text in English and Latin.
Rolls series 14. 2 vols.
Rerum Britannicarum medii ævi Scriptores, Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages.
Contents include: Vol. I. Introduction 1. The Vows of the Heron 2. Epigram: On the Assumption of the Arms of France 3. An Invective against France 4. On the Battle of Nevile’s Cross 5. On the Battle of Nevile’s Cross 6. On Crécy and Nevile’s Cross 7. On the Truce of 1347 8. Songs on King Edward’s Wars, by Laurence Minot 9. The Dispute between the Englishman and the Frenchman 10. On Prince Edward’s Expedition into Spain 11. Prince Edward’s Expedition into Spain, and the Battle of Najara, by Walter of Peterborough 12. John of Bridlington 13. On the Death of Edward III (English) 14. On the Death of Edward III (Latin) 15. On the Rebellion of Jack Straw 16. On the Slaughter of Archbishop Sudbury 17. Against the Lollards 18. On the Earthquake of 1382 19. On the Council of London 20. Song against the Friars 21. On the Minorite Friars 22. On the Times, 1388 23. Distich on the Year, 1391 24. On the Pestilence, 1391 25. The Reconciliation of Richard II with the City of London, by Richard de Maidstone 26. On the Truce between England and France, 1394, by Eustache Deschamps 27. The Complaint of the Ploughman 28. On the Corruption of the Age, 1396-97, by John Gower 29. On the Vices of the Different Orders of Society, by John Gower 30. On King Richard II, by John Gower 31. On King Richard’s Ministers 32. On the Expected Arrival of the Duke of Lancaster 33. On the Deposition of Richard II 34. Gower’s Tripartite Chronicle 35. Memorial Verses on the Reigns of Edward III and Richard II
Vol. II. Introduction 1. Complimentary Verses on King Henry IV, by John Gower 2. Address of John Gower to Henry IV 3. Jack Upland 4. The Reply of Friar Daw Topias, with Jack Upland’s Rejoinder 5. On the Execution of Richard Scrope, Archbishop of York 6. On the Death of Henry IV, by Thomas of Elmham 7. On the Battle of Azincourt 8. Epigram on the Battle of Azincourt 9. The Frenchman to the Englishman 10. On the Lollards 11. On the Death of Henry V 12. Epigram on the Assumption of the Arms of France 13. On the English Title to the Crown of France 14. To King Henry VI on his Coronation 15. On the Coronation of Henry VI 16. On the Duke of Burgundy 17. Philippe of Burgundy and James of Scotland 18. On the Siege of Calais 19. The Libel of English Policy 20. Lament of the Duchess of Gloucester 21. On the Prospect of Peace 22. On the Truce of 1444 23. On the Popular Discontent at the Disasters in France 24. On the Arrest of the Duck of Suffolk 25. On Bishop Boothe 26. A Warning to King Henry 27. Verses against the Duke of Suffolk 28. On the Death of the Duke of Suffolk 29. On the Corruptions of the Times 30. On the Corruptions of the Times 31. Against the Lollards 32. To the King 33. A Political Prophecy 34. Against the Friars 35. On the Corruption of Public Manners 36. Epigrams on the Public Extravagance 37. On the Times 38. On the Times 39. On the Procession to St. Paul’s of the Reconciled Parties 40. Epitaph for Richard Duke of York 41. On the Civil Wars 42. A Political Retrospect 43. On the Recovery of the Throne by Edward IV 44. On England’s Commercial Policy Glossary and Index of Medieval Latin Words Glossary and Index of Obsolete English Words Index