3Richard II and Queen Anne of Bohemia
laid the foundation stone to the church in 1386.
To commemorate the occasion of the engagement of King Richard the Second to Anne of Bohemia
in 1381, he wrote a poem called Parlement of Foules (The Assembly of Fowls).
Around 1382, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote "The Parliament of Fowls," a poem to honor the engagement of King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia
For example, the vows that Richard II said beside Anne of Bohemia
in 1382 forged an alliance against enemy France in the Hundred Years' War.
Links between Valentine and love were first thought to have been made by Chaucer in a poem honouring the anniversary of the engagement of Richard II and Anne of Bohemia
While Anne of Bohemia
was a real presence as queen of England, interceding on at least two occasions between Richard II and his disaffected subjects, Chaucer responded more to what she represented: patronage, linguistic ability, an international court culture.
Two of the most important spots are the royal weddings that bookend Thomas's material: the marriage of Anne of Bohemia
and Richard II in 1382, which defined the Bohemian aesthetic of the Ricardian court, and the wedding of Elizabeth Stuart to Frederick V, Elector Palatine, later King of Bohemia, in 1613: the couple fled Prague in the aftermath of the Battle of the White Mountain in 1620, which brought the longstanding Bohemian tradition of religious tolerance to a close.
24 Anne of Bohemia
was the wife of which English king?
He was a widower of 27 at the time, having married his first wife Anne of Bohemia
when he was 15.
She describes the role of Christine de Pizan in mapping the routes to agency, the tradition of the good wife, whose virtue helps to construct social stability and well-being, the association with Oresme's translation of Plato's Politics, the power of the image and voice of the Virgin in lay spirituality, the coming together of intercessory modes in the extraordinary life of Anne of Bohemia
, Richard II's queen, and the new agency of mediation and associative polity of such women as Catherine of Aragon.
But it is certainly not outre, in the light of John Bowers's recent book-length argument that the poem consoles Richard II for the death of Anne of Bohemia
Hence, the poem sides with landlords to condemn greedy labourers, is antagonistic towards Lollardy, and, most crucially, is seen as a heavenly epithalamium for Richard's dead bride Anne of Bohemia