Title Background

In that folie I raigned …: Reason Justice, Justice, and the King in <i>Piers Plowman</i> and King Lear

In that folie I raigned …: Reason Justice, Justice, and the King in Piers Plowman and King Lear

Briefly describes the political resistance to Robert Crowley’s 1550 edition and argues that King Lear reflects ‘L’s memorable outcry against materialism, spiritual corruption, and injustice’. Compares the kings in each work to demonstrate PPl‘s influence upon King Lear. (Sourced from the World Shakespeare Bibliography, <http://www.worldshakesbib.org>; printed by permission of Johns Hopkins University Press)

Volume

Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 13 (2003), 15–41.

Author

Freed, Eugenie