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Two monks (one of them Lydgate) kneeling in front of Edmund. Manuscript illumination, c1450-60

John Lydgate: Additional Resources

Lydgate Biographies
Biography - Britannica Online
Biography - Catholic Encyclopedia
Biography - Oxford Biographies

Lydgate Images
Lydgate and Pilgrims on the Road to Canterbury; Prologue to The Siege of Thebes
MS Images from The Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund - British Library
Pages from The Complaint of the Black Knight - National Library of Scotland
Images from the UVictoria MS of Fall of Princes - UVictoria
MS images from Fall of Princes and Life of Our Lady - Glasgow University Library
Boccaccio writing, from Fall of Princes - Leaves of Gold
Woodcut from Lydgate's Falls of Princes, Pynson, 1494
Woodcut "Dance of Macabre" from Fall of Princes - Dance of Death
Lydgate presenting his book to Henry V - Rylands Library, U. Manchester
Lydgate presenting his book to Henry V (closeup) - Rylands Library, U. Manchester
Jason and Medea, from Troy Book - Rylands Library, U. Manchester
Jason and the Golden Fleece, from Troy Book - Rylands Library, U. Manchester
Goddess Fortuna from Troy Book - Rylands Library, U. Manchester
The Wheel of Fortune from Troy Book, c.1460
Slaying of Patroclus MS image from Troy Book - University of Manchester
Alchemical Illustration from The Churl and the Bird - British Library MS Harley 2407
The Birth of Virgin Mary - British Library MS Harley 629
The Pilgrim on the Wheel of Fortune - BL Cotton MS. Tiberius A. VII/1
The Ship Religion from The Pilgrimage of Man - BL Cotton MS. Tiberius A. VII/1
First page of Lydgate's Proverbs - Bodleian Library MS Arch. Selden B. 10, f200r.
Title-page of Lydgate's Pruerbes (Wynkyn de Worde, 1500)
Woodcut of Christ and the Cross from Lydgate's Testament, 1513?

Bibliography - Stephen R. Reimer

The English Chaucerians: Lydgate - George Saintsbury

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