Tom Shippey, 7 January 1993
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Blackwell, 365 pp., £19.95, September 1992, 1 55786 205 2Show More
A Wyf ther was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck edited by Juliette Dor.
University of Liège, 300 pp., June 1992, 2 87233 004 6Show More
Hochon’s Arrow: The Social Imagination of 14th-Century Texts by Paul Strohm.
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“... Taverner’, thus seems to have kept a pub in Ipswich, while his great-great-grandson, Richard Duke of Suffolk, nicknamed ‘Blanche Rose’, was accepted as King of England – but, alas, only by the French, and only till he was killed in battle at Pavia. There is an irony, on which Derek Pearsall ends his book, in the extirpation of the Chaucer ...”