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Thomas Hoccleve

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This article reconsiders the biographical and literary identities of the Privy Seal clerk and poet Thomas Hoccleve. It focuses on balades written by Hoccleve in the first two years of the reign of Henry V, as well as on the Remonstrance to Oldcastle, a longer poem addressing the Lollard knight Sir John Oldcastle and his fellow Lollard heretics. The article argues that Hoccleve was not a proto-poet laureate, producing propaganda and occasional verse in return for royal patronage,...

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In press
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Host title:
Oxford Handbooks Online
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:10717
Deposit date:
2015-03-25

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