Tag: Medieval Literature


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 […]