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Band of Acadians

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ISBN-10: 1554880408

ISBN-13: 9781554880409

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Skelton

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List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 8/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

As a royal tutor, parson, orator, poet-satirist, and courtier, Skelton has been called one of the most remarkable poets between Chaucer and Spenser, an imaginative, unpredictable precursor of the Renaissance. A Ballade of the Scottys she Kynge (1513) celebrates the victory of the English forces of Henry VIII under the Earl of Surrey over the army of James IV at the battle of Flodden. Magnificence (1516) is an allegory in which the generous prince Magnificence is first destroyed by his own ill-advised generosity, then restored by Goodhope, Perseverance, and related virtues. He was awarded the degree of laureate by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and was chosen as tutor to the young…