David R. Carlson1
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  • 1 University of Ottawa
The 1405 Richard Scrope Execution Verses (Long Version)
Poetic History (In memory of William Mark Ormrod, 1957–2020)
in Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
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The article presents a previously unpublished long version of an Anglo-Latin poem on Henry IV’s executions of Archbishop Richard Scrope and others at York in 1405. It is argued that the poem was not part of the well-known hagiography of Scrope that grew quickly up for funding rebuilding programmes at York Minster, also exemplified in the paper; rather, it is a poetic contribution to the contemporary secular historiography of the York Rebellion against the Lancastrian regime, implicating the archbishop in active leadership of it.

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