Posted on June 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A University of Kansas scholar has just identified a fifteenth-century book as having been written by the most important British author you’ve never heard of.

Thomas Hoccleve, according to the university’s news release, is one of that era’s major figures in poetry — a successor of sorts to (and loud cheerleader for) Geoffrey Chaucer.

It’s now believed that a book in the British Library’s collections was written by Hoccleve, making it only the second manuscript that scholars believe he produced.

Read more about the document and how the authorship was established on the University of Kansas website.

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