British poetry

Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 61, fol. 1v Language: English (Southeast Midland) Manuscript date: ca. 1420 Chaucer wrote his “book…

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English Literature Poems

Poem 1 “Miracle of the Boy Singer” Bodleian Library MS English Poetry a.1, fol. 124v (Vernon) The Vernon manuscript is…

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Conventions and Institutions

Benedictine Rule Monastic orders existed in Ireland and Wales in the fifth century, first arrived in England in the sixth…

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Writing a Rough Draft

Seated at last, you prepare to write, only to find yourself besieged with petty distractions. All of a sudden you…

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