Piers Plowman

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Piers Plowman:

see Langland, WilliamLangland, William,
c.1332–c.1400, putative author of Piers Plowman. He was born probably at Ledbury near the Welsh marshes and may have gone to school at Great Malvern Priory. Although he took minor orders he never became a priest.
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Although William Caxton had published the works of Chaucer, Gower, and Malory, The Vision of Piers Plowman attributed to William Langland was a notable exception.
This is the subject of her fine translation of a section of William Langlands's classic work, The Vision of Piers Plowman, which concludes Five Fields with these lines: "But what has most moved me / is how the lives of beasts are purposeful / and only man, rich or poor, is most unreasonable.
Auden set his masterpiece The Vision of Piers Plowman on the hills, and playwright George Bernard Shaw was based in the area.