Monthly Archives: July 2017

John Lydgate’s Letter to Gloucester

Jul 28, 2017 |

Freelance writing has its share of issues. John Lydgate was Henry Duke of Gloucester’s Latin-to-English translator of choice. Lydgate assiduously translated extremely lengthy Latin texts (the Fall of Princes itself was 26k lines of Latin). Humphrey was happy to make requests but didn’t understand payment in installments. When you don’t pay your writers, you get […more]