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Important Authors, Works and Dates of the Age of Chaucer

Important Authors, Works and Dates of the Age of Chaucer

This is a fairly comprehensive list of the authors and their works from the age of Geoffrey Chaucer.

Important Historical Periods of the Age of Chaucer

 

Event

Period

Reign of king Edward III

1327 – 1377

Birth of William Langland

1322

Start of Hundred Years’ war with France

1338

Birth of Chaucer

1340

Battle of Crecy

1346

The Black Death (Plague)

1348 – 1349

Reign of Richard II

1377 – 1399

Bible of Wyclif

1380

Ascension of Henry IV to the throne

1399

Death of Langland

1400

Death of Geoffrey Chaucer

1400

Important Works of the Major Authors of the Period of Chaucer

 

King James I of Scotland

The King’s Quair

Peblis to the Play

Christis Kirk on the Green

John Lydgate

Falles of Princes

The Temple of Glass

Story of Thebes

London Lickpenny

Sir Thomas Malory

More d’ Arthur

Sir Thomas More

Utopia

Tottle ( Tottle is the name of the publisher, and not a person)

Miscellany

William Tyndale

New Testament

Geoffrey Chaucer

The Boke of the Duchesse

The Romaunt of the Rose

The House of Fame

Troylus and Cryseyde

The Canterbury Tales

Legends of Good Women

The Parliament of Fouls

William Langland

Piers the Plowman (A Vision)

A Treatise on the Astrolabe

John Gower

Confessio Amantis

Vox Calmantis

Speclum Mediantis

Wyclif

The Bible

Sir John Maundevill

The Travels of Sir John Maundevill

Thomas Occleve

The Governail Of Princes

Occleve’s Complaint

La Mala Regale

The Complaint of Our Lady

William Dunbar

The Thistle and the Rose

Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins

Rogar Ascham

The Schoolmaster

Nicholas Udall

Roister Doister

John Heywood

Four P’s

Thomas Sackville & Thomas Norton

Goboduc

John Still

Gammer Gurton’s Needle

John Barbour

Bruce

Sir David Lyndsay

The Dreme

Meldrum

Estaits

Robert Henryson

Morall Fabillis of Esope

The Testament of Cressied

Orpheus and Eurydice

Gowain Doulas

The Palace of Honour

King Hart

Conscience

Stephens Hawes

The Passetyme of Pleasure

The Example of Virtue

A Joyfull Medytacyon

John Barclay

Ship of Fools

Certayne Ecloges

John Skelton

Garland of Laurell

Dirge on Edward IV

Magnificence