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By Joanna Summers

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Boethius' comfort of Philosophy has lengthy been taken as one of many seminal works of the center a long time, but regardless of the examine of many points of the Consolation's impact, the legacy of the determine of the author in criminal has now not been explored. a bunch of late-medieval authors, Thomas Usk, James I of Scotland, Charles d'Orl?ans, George Ashby, William Thorpe, Richard Wyche, and Sir Thomas Malory, exhibit the ways that the imprisoned author is gifted, either inside and outdoors the Boethian culture. The presentation of an imprisoned autobiographical id in each one of those authors' texts, and the political reasons in the back of such self-presentation are tested during this examine, which additionally questions no matter if the texts might be thought of to from a style of early autobiographical legal literature.

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It is possible he was inspired by Gower’s allusion to the unlikely success of a lawsuit in rough seas: Causaque sic causas debet habere suas. Quid mare conferret, altis dum fluctuat vndis, Sit nisi nauis ei quam vehit vnda fluens? Set quid fert nauis nisi nauta regens sit in illa? Quid valet aut nauta, si sibi remus abest? Quid mare, quid nauis, quid nauta, vel est sibi remus, Sit nisi portus aquis ventus et aptus eis? 474–80) a lawsuit ought to have its own justifications. What will the sea bring as it swells with lofty waves, unless it have a ship which the rolling billow carries?

370–83). 567–70). 734–5, 660–86). 233–4). In creating his 18 The MED provides several glosses for ‘cominaltee’; the word can mean the people of a country, a city, or a commonwealth, and also a community or the populace. It is likely that Usk’s use of the word incorporates all these meanings to imply his intentions to work for the good of all. iii). Thomas Usk, The Testament of Love 39 figure Love, Usk adroitly exploits the omniscience and credibility of Boethius’s precedent Philosophy; Love has a life of her own on a par with Philosophy and it is easy to forget that her judgement and words are Usk’s own.

Northampton was sentenced to life imprisonment (CCR 1381–5: 478; CPR 1381–5: 470; Hector and Harvey 1982: 94), while Usk was returned to Brembre’s custody in London, until he received a full royal pardon on 24 September (CPR 1381–5: 467). 2 In 1387 Usk received further royal favour when he was made under-sheriff of Middlesex,3 a preferment probably allied to Richard’s programme of liberal enlistment in an attempt to counteract Gloucester’s authority in the wake of the 1386 Wonderful Parliament that had curtailed Richard’s own (Saul 1997: 157–62, 171–2).

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