and Legal History. British History Online.
History. British History Online.
- This website provides electronic versions of legal, political, and
economic documents from throughout the history of Britain. Aside from
legal documents from the 14th century, a search of the entire site will
reveal several mentions of Gower in more recent texts.
Jonathan H. Geoffrey Chaucer Chronology: People, Places, and Politics
- Although this page is dedicated to Chaucer rather than Gower, towards
the bottom of the page is an annotated list of the most significant
political events and situations of their time. The annotations are informative
and relevant. The annotations also contain useful links to sources ranging
from information about individuals to pages on currency.
Jonathan H. John Gower: Life, Work, and Times
- A detailed timeline of Gower’s life. This very particular chronology
also includes major political and social events that may or may not
have affected Gower directly. The chronology also contains useful links
to various relevant topics with the website.
Malte. Poetics of the Past, Politics of the Present: Chaucer, Gower,
and Old Books. (2005). PhD Dissertation.
- This 2005 PhD
dissertation (directed by Diane Watt) discusses Gower’s writings
and analyzes the parallels between Gower’s writings and the political
climate of his day, "paying particular attention to the way in
which both writers appropriate their sources and the theories of history."
“Chaucer and Gower in Ricardian England” describes, in detail,
the political climate of Gower’s time.