For our study group gathering on 11/19 noon], I am going to talk about a poem by Maidstone (546 lines):
Richard Maidstone: Concordia (The Reconciliation of Richard II with London)
Originally Published in Richard Maidstone, Concordia (The Reconciliation of Richard II with London) Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2003.
With a verse translation by A. G. Rigg
Edited by David R. Carlson
In our reading, I will mainly focus on the spectacle of the royal entry of Richard II to London, viewing this pageantry as a social drama acted out by King Richard II, his court and the city of London, by means of Maidstone's poem, with supplementary details from other sources:
Barron, Caroline M. "Richard II and London." Richard II: The Art of Kingship. Ed. Anthony Goodman and James L. Gillespie. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003.
Kipling, Gordon. Enter The King: Theater, Liturgy, an Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph. Oxford: Clarendon, 1998.
---. "Richard II's 'Sumptuous Pageants' and the Idea of the Civic Triumph." Pageantry in the Shakespearean theater. Ed. David M.Bergeron. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1985. 83-103.
Walsingham, Thomas. The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham: 1376-1422. Trans. David Preest. Woodbridge: Boydell, 2005.
The Westminster Chronicle: 1381-1394. Ed. and trans. L.C. Hector and Barbara F. Harvey. 1982. Oxford: Clarendon, 2003.
I will quote from Maidstone's Concordia :
lines 57-62, 227-230, 283-288, 373-378, 421-450, 489-492, 531-540.