By Alessandra Petrina
This quantity is an research of the advance of cultural politics in Lancastrian England. It focusses on Duke Humphrey of Gloucester, brother of Henry V and Protector of britain in the course of Henry VI's minority. Humphrey's highbrow job conformed itself to the Duke's personal place within the country: the e-book explores Humphrey's fee of biographies, translations of Latin texts, political pamphlets and poems, in addition to his choice of manuscripts received either in England and from Italian humanists. specific consciousness is devoted to Humphrey's donations to the college of Oxford and to his relatives with English poets and translators, akin to John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve, highlighting his contribution in the direction of the making of the nation's cultural autonomy.
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3 It might be said that the words of the anonymous Palladius translator, for the first time available to modern readers, evoked the image of a circle of scholars and writers, both English and Italian, gathered under the munificent protection of a patron who is depicted as adorned of every virtue and proficient in every branch of knowledge, to the point of correcting the writer’s own metre. It seems apt, therefore, to quote the passage at the beginning of our investigation on the scholars’ awareness of the development of humanism in England: Thomas Warton, History of English Poetry from the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century, London, 1774–81, pp.
Warton also assumes that Humphrey gave about 600 manuscripts to Oxford, and slightly exaggerates the role of the Italian humanists in the English courts. 3 Palladius on Husbondrie, ed. by B. Lodge, Early English Text Society, London: Trübner, 1873, repr. 1988; The Middle-English Translation of Palladius De Re Rustica, ed. by M. Liddell, Berlin: E. Ebering, 1896. 1 ’ 19 For clergie, or knyghthod, or husbondrie, That oratour, poete, or philosophre hath tretid, told, or taught, in memorie Vche lef and lyne hath he, as shette in cofre; Oon nouelte vnnethe is hym to profre.
Douglas Bush’s The Renaissance and English Humanism36 did not take into account the early fifteenth century, believing that “the real character of English humanism did not definitely emerge until the end of the fifteenth century”,37 and referring readers to Schirmer. On the other hand, Elizabeth Cox Wright, in an article published in 1936 that reviewed Schirmer’s work and Walter F. Schirmer, Der englische Frühhumanismus. Ein Betrag zur Englischen LiteraturGeschichte der 15. Jahrhundert, Leipzig: Bernherd Tauchnitz, 1931.