Tag: Confessio Amantis


Five Fascinating Facts about John Gower

Fun facts about the life and work of an overlooked medieval English poet 1. John Gower appears as the Chorus to Shakespeare’s¬†Pericles. In Pericles, Prince of Tyre, written by William Shakespeare and (probably) George Wilkins, ‘Gower’ appears at the start of the play to introduce the scene. When Shakespeare (and […]


A Short Introduction to Confessio Amantis

A brief overview and summary of¬†Confessio Amantis, John Gower’s medieval poem The most famous English poem of the entire fourteenth century is Geoffrey Chaucer‘s The Canterbury Tales, a vast collection of stories borrowed from European medieval and classical sources. But there is another English poem from the fourteenth century, which […]