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Page, John
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15th century. England. Author of The Siege of Rouen, a widely circulated 1323-line English vernacular verse chronicle of Henry V’s siege of the city between late July/early August 1418 and 19 January 1419. Page claims that he is presenting an eyewitness account (at that sege with the kyng I lay, line 22). Bellis classifies it as an example of the 15th-century celebratory, jingoistic political poetry, such as the Agincourt Carol and the Battle of Agincourt, that was produced after English victories, observing that it borrows motifs and narrative techniques from chivalric romance. As Druk…

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Kennedy, Edward Donald, “Page, John”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_COM_191851>
First published online: 2016

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