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William Worcestre, Sir John Fastolf and Latin Learning

Rundle, David (2023) William Worcestre, Sir John Fastolf and Latin Learning. The Library (Transactions of the Bibliographical Society), xxiv . ISSN 0024-2160. (Submitted) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:91770)

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Abstract

Sir John Fastolf is known for his association with books in the vernaculars of French and English. It is, though, known that there was also an interest in Latin learning in his circle, and this article provides new evidence concerning that. It introduces a set of manuscripts which passed from the hands of Fastolf's secretary, William Worcestre, to the foundation of Magdalen College, Oxford. Their passage to Oxford is placed in the context of the battle over Fastolf's will, with its desire to establish a college at his house of Caister in Norfolk. A college did not necessarily imply a learned function but what Worcestre perceived to be the intentions for that foundation are placed in a wider context of his belief in his late master's interest in promoting Latin education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: William Worcestre, William Worcester, Sir John Fastolf, William Waynflete, Magdalen College Oxford
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN441 Literary History
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z4 Books. Writing. Paleography
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: David Rundle
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 14:14 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2021 08:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/91770 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rundle, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7866-5681
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