Laurence Minot (poet)

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Laurence Minot (1300? – 1352?) was an English poet. Nothing definite is known of him. It has been suggested that he was a cousin of Thomas Minot, Archbishop of Dublin 1363-75.[1] If this is so, he came from a family from the north of England. He may have been a soldier. Eleven poems are attributed to him, all of which appear uniquely in London: British Library, MS Galba E. ix. In them, he celebrates in northern English and with a somewhat ferocious patriotism the victories of Edward III over the Scots and the French.


  1. ^ Ball. F. Elrington The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 John Murray London 1926 Vol.i p.81
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCousin, John William (1910). "Minot, Laurence". A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons – via Wikisource.

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