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Hoccleve [Occleve], Thomaslocked

(c. 1367–1426)
  • J. A. Burrow

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Hoccleve [Occleve], Thomas (c. 1367–1426), poet and clerk, may have derived his name from Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, but nothing is known of his family. The date of his birth can be inferred from his Dialogue with a Friend (c.1420), where he speaks of himself as then aged 'fifty wyntir and three' (...

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