Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Maid with a DragonThe Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Juliana Dresvina

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265963

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.001.0001

Show Summary Details

East Anglian Margarets: Lydgate, Bokenham, and the Harley 4012 compiler

East Anglian Margarets: Lydgate, Bokenham, and the Harley 4012 compiler

Chapter:
(p.110) 6 East Anglian Margarets: Lydgate, Bokenham, and the Harley 4012 compiler
Source:
A Maid with a Dragon
Author(s):

Juliana Dresvina

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0006

Given that the cult of St Margaret was particularly strong in the East Anglian region (a quarter of all church dedications to St Margaret in England are found in Norfolk and Margaret was the most popular late-medieval name in that region), it is unsurprising that fifteenth-century East Anglia engendered three lives of St Margaret, commissioned by local patrons: by John Lydgate, by Osbern Bokenham, and by a compiler of MS BL Harley 4012, which used to belong to Anne Harling of East Harling. Chapter 6 discusses their sources, context, patrons, special features, and manuscripts.

Keywords:   East Anglia, John Lydgate, Osbern Bokenham, Anne Harling, patronage, manuscript, Norfolk, East Harling, the Pastons

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.