John Gower

Standard Name: Gower, John,, d. 1408


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Family and Intimate relationships Rose Macaulay
While there he did free-lance translations and edited school texts to support his family.
Emery, Jane. Rose Macaulay: A Writer’s Life. John Murray.
In August 1894 he moved the family back to England, to live in Oxford, where he did literary research...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Elizabeth Cooper
Her selection runs from Edward the Confessor to Samuel Daniel . (The title-page mentions Gower , Langland, and Chaucer.) For each poet she provides a short biography and a scholarly and critical preface. Her judgements...


About June 1390: John Gower finished composing his only English...

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About June 1390

John Gower finished composing his only English poem, the miscellaneous collection of tales entitled Confessio Amantis; it was printed by William Caxton in 1483.

2 September 1483: William Caxton dated his edition of John...

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2 September 1483

William Caxton dated his edition of John Gower 's only poem in English, Confessio Amantis.


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