Langland, William, 1330?-1400?

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1330
Death 1400
Britons
English, Middle (1100-1500), English

Biographical notes:

Ardern was a lecturer in English at Auckland University College. 1910-1947.

From the description of Piers the Plowman (B-text) : prologue, and passus I-VII / a commentary by P.S. Ardern. 1933. (National Library of New Zealand - Wellington Service Centre). WorldCat record id: 228148862

Details of William Langland's life are chiefly supplied from his work The Vision of Piers Plowman. He was born around 1330, probably in Shropshire, and is thought to have been educated in a monastery, possibly at Great Malvern. Piers Plowman was produced in three versions (1362, 1377, and 1392).

From the guide to the Fragmented Manuscript of 'The Vision of Piers Plowman', c1400, (Senate House Library, University of London)

From the guide to the Manuscript of 'The Vision of Piers Plowman' by William Langland and 'La Estorie del Evangelie', c1400, (Senate House Library, University of London)

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Subjects:

  • Manuscripts, English (Middle)--Facsimiles
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages--Poetry
  • Christian poetry, English (Middle)
  • Manuscripts, English (Middle)
  • Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions

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Places:

  • England--Cambridge (as recorded)