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Robert Henryson Biography and Poems

Robert Henryson Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Robert Henryson, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Henryson, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Henryson, Robert

Robert Henryson (alternative spelling: Henrysoun) was a poet who flourished in Scotland in the period c. 1460–1500. Counted among the Scots makars, he lived in the royal burgh of Dunfermline and is a distinctive voice in the Northern Renaissance at a time when the culture was on a cusp between medieval and renaissance sensibilities. Little is known of his life, but evidence suggests that he was a teacher who had training in law and the humanities, that he had a connection with Dunfermline Abbey and that he may also have been associated for a period with Glasgow University. His poetry was composed in Middle Scots at a time when this had become a state language. It is one of the most important bodies of work in the canon of early Scottish literature.. Scottish poet

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