Monday, March 23, 2009

1500 to 1599: "Philip Sparrow" to A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode.

John Skelton. British. 1500. Poetry. “Philip Sparrow.” Humorous elegy for a pet bird. “Philip” is the traditional name for sparrows, derived from the sound of the bird’s chirp.

Anonymous. British. 1500. Play/Allegory. Everyman. Morality play. Everyman receives his summons from Death. Only Good Deeds will accompany him.

Viscount Lisle. British. 1500/50. Letters. The Lisle Letters. Published in 1981. Vivid, comprehensive picture of political and domestic concerns of a high-ranking English family.

Garcia Rodriguez de Montalvo. Spanish. 1508. Romance. Amadis de Gaula. Amadis exemplifies the chivalric ideals of valor, purity and fidelity.

Anonymous. British. 1510. Poem. A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode. Robin Hood was born in 1160. Known for his courage and skill in archery. Generous and popular.

No comments:

Post a Comment