John Lydgate


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John Lydgate of Bury (c. 1370 – c. 1451) was a monk and poet. He was admitted to the Benedictine monastery of Bury St. Edmunds at fifteen and became a monk there a year later. Having literary ambitions (he was an admirer of Geoffrey Chaucer and a friend to his son, Thomas) he sought and obtained patronage for his literary work at the courts of Henry IV of England, Henry V of England and Henry VI of England. Other patrons included the mayor and aldermen of London, the chapter of St. Paul's Cathedral, Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, however his main supporter from 1422 was Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester.

In 1423 John was made prior of Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex but soon resigned the office to concentrate on his travels and writing. He
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