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Thomas Usk and The Testament of Love

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Thomas Usk's imprisonment and its causes, and discusses how Usk's text, The Testament of Love, invites the reader to view the ‘I’ voice as the author's presented ... More


Ricardian Communities: Thomas Usk’s Social Fantasies

MARION TURNER

in Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the writings of Thomas Usk, early reader of Geoffrey Chaucer and notorious London factionalist. A man who experienced at first hand — and participated in — the treachery, ... More


Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Joanna Summers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy has long been taken as one of the seminal works of the Middle Ages, yet despite the study of many aspects of the Consolation's influence, the legacy of the figure ... More


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