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    Richard Salthouse of Norwich and the scribe of the Book of Margery Kempe

    Bale, Anthony (2017) Richard Salthouse of Norwich and the scribe of the Book of Margery Kempe. Chaucer Review 52 (2), pp. 173-187. ISSN 0009-2002.

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    “Salthows” or Salthouse has long been acknowledged as the scribe of the unique surviving manuscript of The Book of Margery Kempe. This article proposes a detailed biographical background of Salthouse, identified as Richard Salthouse of Norwich. The connections between Salthouse, Kempe, and the city of Norwich are explored, to deepen our understanding of the context in which Kempe’s reputation developed and the context in which the manuscript of the The Book of Margery Kempe was written.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Margery Kempe, The Book of Margery Kempe, Richard Salthouse, Salthows
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Anthony Bale
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 09:21
    Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 09:21


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