A collection of imperilled cities

A collection of imperilled cities

Anon.

late 15th century

England

Manuscript

The Siege of Thebes and the Troy Book by prolific poet and monk of Bury St Edmunds, John Lydgate (c.1370–c.1450), are the first two items in this manuscript. The first is imagined as an extra Canterbury tale, with Lydgate arriving late to join Chaucer’s pilgrims, and accepting an invitation to tell a tale himself. This page shows the start of the other major item in the manuscript, The Siege of Jerusalem (or Titus and Vespasian), an anonymous poem describing the destruction of Jerusalem by the emperor Vespasian in AD 70.

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The first book printed in English
The first book printed in English
Chaucer's <em>Troilus and Criseyde</em>
Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde
A collection of imperilled cities
A collection of imperilled cities
Troilus in French
Troilus in French
The Laud Troy Book
The Laud Troy Book
Richard the Lionheart on campaign
Richard the Lionheart on campaign
A Scottish book of Troy
A Scottish book of Troy