The site includes biographical information on Gower, as well as his
religious affiliations with the church: “he lived in the priory
of St. Mary Overy (now St. Saviour), Southwark, to which he was a generous
benefactor.” He was buried in the chapel of St. John the Baptist.
Although Glower criticized the vices of clergy of every rank, he dissociated
himself from contemporary dissenters, such as the Lollards.
Conflict in Fourteenth-Century-Century England
This web page, part of the On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies
some insight into the connections between political and economic changes,
and the changes in religious thought in England during Glower’s
lifetime. The article discusses doctrinal conflicts generally within
the church and ends with a discussion of John Wyclif, the heretical
philosopher, theologian, and priest whose followers (the Lollards) translated
the bible into English.
urbanum – “Religion, piety, and charity – introductory
This web page contains a comprehensive view of religious life in English
urban society. The page includes accompanying images and provides a
sense of the church’s role and activities during Gower’s
Archives - “Scholarly discussions of medieval religious culture”
An archive of conversations (primarily among scholars and academics)
of medieval religious topics. The discussions cover a considerable array
of topics; the entries are intelligent and stimulating. There is also
a search function that allows you to search the archives for a specific