Chaucer's Influence On Fifteenth-century Scottish Literature

Chaucer's Influence On Fifteenth-century Scottish Literature

Chaucer's Influence on Fifteenth Century Scottish Literature began in the fifteenth century. The first phase of Scottish “Chaucerianism” began with King James I of Scotland. The second phase quickly followed with Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, and Gavin Douglas. At this point, England has recognised Scotland as an independent state following the end of the Wars of Scottish Independence in 1357. Because of Scottish history and the English’s recent involvement in that history, all of these writers are familiar with the works of Geoffrey Chaucer.

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