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King John has frequently been characterised as a bad king, even in the Middle Ages. This poem on the kings of England, t...
Between 1431 and 1438, the Benedictine monk and poet John Lydgate (b. c. 1370, d. c. 1451) wrote The Fall of Princes, a...
The legends of Troy and Thebes were favoured reading among the European nobility from the twelfth century onwards. Troy...