Timelines to Visualize History

A Project by the Department of Medieval English Literature and Historical Linguistics, University of Düsseldorf

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1332 1386

William Langland

One prominent example of the alliterative revival is William Langland's The Vision of Piers Plowman (written around 1367-87). The poem presents itself as a sequence of allegorical dream-visions dazzling the reader by its changing shades of consciousness of the persona and by a complex network of allegorical references. About Langland himself only little is known; he was educated for a career in church, but got married and earned his living as a psalter-clerk.
Literature, Middle English Period, Poetry