The Failure of Counsel: Curial Corruption in Book VI of the "Vox Clamantis."

Author/Editor
Meindl, Robert J.

Title
The Failure of Counsel: Curial Corruption in Book VI of the "Vox Clamantis."

Published
Meindl, Robert J. "The Failure of Counsel: Curial Corruption in Book VI of the Vox Clamantis." Accessus 4 (2018). Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/accessus/vol4/iss1/2

Review
Meindl writes: "The king's court is the final element in Gower's analysis of the law in Book VI of the Vox Clamantis prior to the 'speculum principis' that is the Book's climax. Having discussed the men of law, judges, sheriffs, jurors, and bailiffs in chapters one through six, the poet now finds fault in chapter seven with the various advisers who surround the king for the purpose of providing him useful counsel in governing the realm. They, too, are found wanting in an analysis of the current situation in England." [Copyright. The John Gower Society. eJGN 38.1.]

Date
2018

Gower Subjects
Vox Clmantis