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Selected Poetry of John Lydgate (1370?-1449)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Testament of John Lydgate (excerpt)

Biographical information

Given name: John
Family name: Lydgate
Birth date: 1370?
Death date: 1449
Nationality: English
Languages
          English
          French
          Latin
Education: Gloucester Hall, Oxford
Patron: Henry IV Prince of Wales
Literary period: Middle English
Occupations
          Priest
          Prior
Residences
          Bury St. Edmunds
          London
          Paris
          Lydgate, near Newmarket: 1370
          Hatfield Broadoak, Essex: 1423
Buried at: Bury St. Edmunds
First RPO edition: 1996-2000