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Chestre, Thomaslocked

(fl. late 14th–early 15th cent.)
  • Douglas Gray

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Chestre, Thomas (fl. late 14th–early 15th cent.), poet, was the author of Sir Launfal, an English tail-rhyme romance surviving only in BL, Cotton MS Caligula A.ii (of the first half of the fifteenth century). The final stanza states:

Thomas Chestre made þys tale...

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