Thomas of Woodstock


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Thomas of Woodstock

1355--97, youngest son of Edward III, who led opposition to his nephew Richard II (1386--89); arrested in 1397, he died in prison
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Hayward had dedicated his work to the Earl of Essex--he was descended from Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester.
Although in Book IV of his Chronicles Froissart is at times quite scathing about Thomas of Woodstock, this obviously did not impede his visit to the duke.
34) The presence of this poem does not by itself prove that MS 831 was destined for Thomas of Woodstock.
What does require some explanation is how the book might have come from Thomas of Woodstock to Richard Beauchamp and whether it could have done so via King Richard.
On balance, it appears that a line of transmission from Froissart to Thomas of Woodstock, from Woodstock's confiscated estate to King Richard, from Richard to Henry IV (or, if one is prepared to accept fauls as "destined," possibly directly from King Richard to his godson Richard Beauchamp), and finally from Beauchamp to Duke Humphrey as a gift is the likeliest possibility.
If it is either the book Froissart presented to Thomas of Woodstock or the book he presented to Richard, then MS 831 is part of English cultural history while also being part of French (or Picard) literature; it is both a literary text and a physical object; it is first a definitive compilation of a late-fourteenth- century author, then the possession of a dashing English aristocrat who made his name a generation later, and finally the possession of a major humanist patron.
Goodman devotes a whole chapter to "The Character of Thomas of Woodstock," in which he also analyzes the library.
The author of Thomas Of Woodstock is unknown but the play deals with events 10 years before Shakespeare's Richard II.
Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, youngest uncle of Richard II, is the character whose murder triggers the events of Richard II.
I'm quite happy to be told I'm wrong, but I'm not aware that Thomas of Woodstock has been done since the 1590s.
30pm; Thomas of Woodstock is performed the following Friday, also 1.