Baldwin, Anne W. “Henry II and The Owl and the Nightingale.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 66, no. 2 (April 1967): 207-29.
Maintains that The Owl and the Nightingale is a satire focused on the English monarch Henry II in his late twelfth-century conflict with Archbishop Thomas à Becket over ecclesiastical rights and was therefore written between 1174 and 1175.
Barratt, Alexandra. “Flying in the Face of Tradition: A New View of The Owl and the Nightingale.” University of Toronto Quarterly 56, no. 4 (summer 1987): 471-85.
Claims that The Owl and the Nightingale...
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