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Pecock or Peacock, Reginald

(pē`kŏk), c.1395–c.1460, English bishop and writer. He obtained the bishopric of St. Asaph in 1444 and transferred to Chichester in 1450. A learned, active, and controversial figure, Pecock is important as one of the first English writers to use the vernacular. He is the author of the Repressor of Over-much Blaming of the Clergy (c.1455), against the Lollards, and of other works. Because his religious views opposed the conventional theological thought of the time, he was accused of heresy and had to make public abjuration and resign his bishopric.
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Next, Mishtooni Bose focuses on the role of opinion in the vernacular philosophical and moral works of Christine de Pizan and Bishop Reginald Pecock.
This brief analysis is followed by a detailed investigation of the writings of Reginald Pecock (1395-c.
Other topics include a preliminary sketch of Reginald Pecock (1390-1460) and his vocabulary, Old English sal "time:" metaphor and metonymy in word and text, Middle English decline of the Old English word leode: a case study of the two manuscripts of Layamon's Brut, historical word-formation caught in the present, names of medicines in early modern English medical texts 1500-1700, and the regional aspects of the distribution of nouns in -ling in Middle English.
15) Reginald Pecock, however, may have known the prophecy in an English version.
1927 The reule of crysten religioun (by Reginald Pecock.
Chapters 15-17 introduce topics and authors hardly mentioned in the 1984 collection: Saints' Lives, Reginald Pecock and John Fortescue, and Private Letters.
These responses are exemplified on the extreme negative end by John of Exeter, the transcriber of the heresy trials held at Norwich in 1428-31, and by the officials in Leicester and York who examined Margery Kempe in 1417 for heresy; the more positive end of the spectrum is represented by Reginald Pecock in his formal theological treatises, written in the vernacular in the 1440s and 50s, and by Osbern Bokenham in his Legendys of Hooly Wummen, composed around the years 1443-47.
Richard's stress on his duty to defend the church was echoed, as Jeremy Catto demonstrates, by the dominant role taken by Henry VI's council in the prosecution of the unorthodox Bishop Reginald Pecock to maintain the purity of the English church as Henry V had done.
19) Charity extended to friends and neighbours: as Reginald Pecock in The Donet defined charity, it was 'well willing to our neighbour'.
There was of course some ideology behind the Realpolitik: above all the legacy of Grosseteste and, more ambiguously, of Wyclif, a legacy developed by such fifteenth-century thinkers as Thomas Gascoigne and Reginald Pecock.
Part V, on the reformist but orthodox Reginald Pecock, offers Allan F.
She outlines the aftermath of the Blackfriars Council of 1382 and its effect on books, and she discusses the ways in which manuscripts (hard to regulate, as she demonstrates, drawing on Anne Hudson's seminal work and the late Mary Dove's The First English Bible) might nevertheless be regulated, as in the cases ofJohn Claydon and Reginald Pecock, and the Carthusian and Birgittine texts, The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ and The Myroure of oure Ladye, as well as the Speculum vitae, but also how those regulations might be thwarted, as (ultimately unsuccessfully) in the 1414 Oldcastle revolt.