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By Margaret Wade Labarge

This choice of occasional writings by way of popular medieval pupil Margaret Wade Labarge considers an eclectic mixture of subject matters and matters within the historical past of the center a long time. the numerous lives of medieval ladies, their strength and standing inside of society, are depicted via their very own writings; questions of medieval tradition are associated with these dealing with humanity in our time; trip, as skilled by means of the main prestigious ambassador and via the lowliest pilgrim, is explored; and the origins and stipulations of future health care are tested. those issues have encouraged or expert the author's 8 significant ancient works, yet are revisited right here with the readability, wit and self-discipline of a very good instructor. A Medieval Miscellany will provide readers already familiar with Labarge's paintings new excitement, and supply an attractive course into medieval lives and time for brand spanking new readers.

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23 C. L. Kingsford, English Historical Literature in the Fifteenth Century (Oxford, 1913), p. 261, claims that there was an earlier edition of Hall's chronicle published in 1542. He gives no evidence for this assertion, also made in the Dictionary of National Biography. There is no trace of this edition in the Short Title Catalogue. 24 Foxe, Acts and Monuments, in, 378. 25 Foxe, Acts and Monuments, in, 378-9 (italics added). 26 Foxe, Acts and Monuments, in, 402. 27 See Foxe, Acts and Monuments, in, 351-9.

26 Foxe, Acts and Monuments, in, 402. 27 See Foxe, Acts and Monuments, in, 351-9. 26 ANNABEL PATTERSON 28 Documentary evidence exists supporting Walsingham's statement that news of a Lollard conspiracy was supplied to the government by defectors; see Rot. Pat. 22, and Waugh, "Sir John Oldcastle," p. 640. 29 Waugh, "Sir John Oldcastle," pp. 646-7. Wylie, The Reign of Henry V, 1, 273-6, provides a longer list of those executed, and details of hundreds of people pardoned, which can be read either as evidence of Henry's clemency or widespread recognition that most of the arrests, which were carried out on the basis of accusation, were implausible.

450. 19 Bale, Brefe Chronycle, B7V; Walsingham, Historia Anglicana, 11, 293. 20 In addition, Bale explains that Oldcastle while in prison did what he could to "publish" his own defence: "Whyle the lord Cobham was . . in the tower he sent out privily to his frinds. And they at his desire wrote this lytle bill here folowing, causing it to be set up in diverse quarters of London, that the peple shulde not beleve the slaundres and lyes [of] his enemies" (F2v). 21 Edward Hall, The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre <2?

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