The Middle English Period: 1066-1500

English Literature

The Middle English Period:

¦  John Wycliffe (1320 – 1384)

Nationality         : English

Known               : the father of English prose

Works                : Wycliffe’s Bible


¦ Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)

Nationality         : English

Known               : Father of poetry/father of English literature

Works                : Troilus and Criseyde, Canterbury Tales, The House of Fame


¦  Sir Thomas Malory (1415-1471)

Nationality         : English

Known               : the first romance in prose

Works                : Le Morted’Arthur (Death of Arthur)


¦  Henry of Huntingdon (1088-1157):-

Nationality         : English Historian

Works                : Historia Anglorum


¦  Roger Bacon (1214-1292)

Nationality         : English philosopher

Works                : Opus Majus


¦  St. Anselm (1033-1109)

Nationality         : Italian born English writer.

Works                : Cor Deas Homo


History of English Literature (Age/Period)

The old English Period or The Anglo-Saxon Period: 450-1066.


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