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Aber, Lewis, 15 Absalom, 106–7, 108 absorption, Cato’s warnings against, 77, 99–100 Acton, Roger, 50, 150n30 Adam (Bible), 55, 56 Ad apostolice dignitatis apicem (law), 69 Alberic of Monte Cassino, 128, 189n50 Albertano of Brescia, 79, 87 alliteration, 121 apocalyptic imagery, 54–55, 63 Aristotle, 87 armies, 62–63, 83 Arundel, Sir John, 83–84, 115 Arundel, Thomas, 12, 19, 37, 47; death of, 93–94, 96–97, 98–99, 150n30; sermon by, on vir dominabitur populo, 71, 74; Usk’s nightmare about, 96, 125 auditors, 15, 16, 17 Auerbach, Erich, 51–52 Augustine, St., 87–88, 89, 92–93, 168n5, 185n9 Avignon allegiance of Usk, 19, 22–23, 24 Bagot, William, 122 Baker, Augustine, 25–26 Bardolf, Thomas (Lord), 17, 64 Barret, Andrew, 16 Beauchamp, Thomas, earl of Warwick, 14 beauty, Richard II and, 106–9 bells ringing at Westminster, 59–61, 64 Benedict XIII (antipope at Avignon), 11– 12, 19–20, 23 Bennett, Michael, 74 Bible, 54–56; Judges, 89; Revelation, 54–55, 63; Song of Songs, 62–63, 105 Bolingbroke, Henry (Henry IV). See Henry IV, king of England (Henry Bolingbroke) Boncompagno da Signa, 128–29 Boniface IX (pope), 17, 70; death of, 125, 152n49 Bowet, Henry, 16 Bowlond, Robert, 47, 49–50, 124, 125 Brandt, William J., 65 Builth spring, 59–61, 62, 123 Burghill, John, 96–100, 150n30 Burke, Edmund, 51 Cato, 77–78, 88, 99–100, 101, 172n45, 174n60; Distichs, 75–80, 85–86, 109, 173n56 Catterick, John, 98–99 Caxton, William, 79 Charleton, Edward, Lord of Powys, 19, 24 Chaucer, Geoffrey, 35–36, 66, 79–80, 82, 160n34 Chichele, Henry, 12, 98–99, 150n30 chronicles, episodic design, 48–50, 67, 116 Cicero, 113, 129 Clerk, William, 29–38, 72, 130, 157n11, 158n20; Court of Chivalry and, 29–33, 36, 37, 39; crime of, 33–35; date of case, 32, 38, 50; date of execution, 47; description of death, 5, 29, 30, 31, 48; formal defense of deniability, 35–36; Sawtry execution and, 44, 50, 156n7, 159n23 Index • 208 Index close focus, 41–42, 43, 44–45, 47 consistory court of archbishop of Canterbury , 12, 14 conventionality, 140–42 Court of Chivalry, 161n38; Clerk case and, 29–33, 36, 37, 39; earl of Northumberland and, 32; Usk’s practice in, 12 cursus, 113–31, 185n10, 186nn13, 21; abrupt drop in, in chronicle, 114–15, 116–19, 120–24, 128; Bowlond episode and, 124; close observation of, in beginning of chronicle, 114–15; definition of, 128–29; Denholm-Young on, 114; evidence of intentionality in, 114–16, 118, 130–31; history of, 113; injunction against surprise/discontinuity and, 120– 24; signifiying disorder, 124–27, 130–31; signifying Usk’s mental state, 125–27, 128, 130–31; textual function of, 113, 119–21, 127–28 Dante Alighieri, 41, 163n17 Davies, R. R., 23 De arte loquendi et tacendi (Albertano), 79 death, Cato on, 77–78 De dictamine (John of Limoges), 130 de Man, Paul, 1 Denholm-Young, Noël, 114, 118 derealization of material world, 43, 45–46, 51 Despenser, Bishop, 82, 83, 98 dictamen, 112–13, 119–20, 184n2; definition of, 113–14, 129. See also cursus disorder, as signified through drop in cursus , 124–27 Distichs (Cato), 75–80, 85–86, 109, 173n56 dreams, 45–46, 96, 125 Dymmok, Thomas, 115 Edward III, king of England, 13, 54, 61, 83, 105–6 eggs, men’s faces seen in, 42–43, 53, 57, 125 Ely, bishop of, 122 Emden, A. B., 23 Epiphany rebels, 5, 43–45, 48, 122, 130, 163n18 episodic narrative construction, 48–49; wordplay and, 49–50 Faba, Guido, 112, 116 fainéant image (useless king), 70 fear, 39–52, 85, 104, 109; of death, 77; feeling of, on first waking, 45–46; of future events based on history, 67–68; of kings, 71 fountain flowing with blood, 59–61, 62 France, 18, 83 French language, 115, 187n22 friendship, 86, 88 Frisby, Roger or Richard, 34, 37 futility of evasion of inevitable, 97–104, 123, 132; Burghill and, 96–100, 150n30; Richard II and, 97–98, 109; Usk and, 100–103. See also prophecy Galloway, Andrew, 10, 11, 19, 25, 102; on Usk and papal schism, 21; on Usk’s defection , 20, 21, 23, 24 Geoffrey of Vinsauf, 123, 129 Given-Wilson, Chris, 10, 19, 34, 72, 114; Bowlond passage and, 47; Clerk’s death and, 29; on coding and evasion by writers , 35; prophetic passages, 55, 60, 65; on Usk’s defection, 20, 23 Glendower, Owen, 11, 153n65...



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  • Adam, of Usk, active 1400. Chronicon Adae de Usk, A.D. 1377-1421.
  • Adam, of Usk, active 1400 -- Literary art.
  • Written communication -- England -- History -- To 1500.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Richard II, 1377-1399 -- Historiography.
  • Great Britain -- History -- House of Lancaster, 1399-1461 -- Historiography.
  • Wales -- History -- 1063-1536 -- Historiography.
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