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Robert Henryson (alternative spelling: Henrysoun) was a poet who flourished in Scotland in the period c. 1460—1500. Counted among the Scots makars, he lived in the royal burgh of Dunfermline and is a distinctive voice in the Northern Renaissance at a time when the culture was on a cusp between medieval and renaissance sensibilities. Little is known of his life, but evidence suggests that he was a teacher who had training in law and the humanities, that he had a connection with Dunfermline Abbey and that he may also have been associated for a period with Glasgow University. His poetry was composed in Middle Scots at a time when this had become a state language. It is one of the most important bodies of work in the canon of early Scottish literature.

His writing consists mainly of narrative works highly inventive in their development of story-telling techniques. He generally achieved a canny balance of humour and high seriousness which is often multi-layered in its effects. This is especially so in his Morall Fabillis, in which he expresses a consistent but complex world view that seems standard, on the surface, vis a vis the major ruling power of the church, while containing critical and questioning elements. This range is further extended in his Testament of Cresseid with its more tragic vision. Overall, his themes and tone convey an attractive impression of humanity and compassionate intellect. He was a subtle rhetorician and remains to this day one of the finest in the Scots language.

Although his writing usually incorporated a typically medieval didactic purpose, it also has much in common with other artistic currents of northern Europe which were generally developing, such the realism of Flemish painting, the historical candour of Barbour or the narrative scepticism of Chaucer. An example is his subtle use of psychology to convey individual character in carefully dramatised, recognisable daily-life situations which tend to eschew fantastic elements.

His surviving body of work amounts to almost exactly 5000 lines.

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Total Books: 40
The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables
2010 - The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374532451
ISBN-10: 0374532451
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The Poems of Robert Henryson Volume 2
2010 - The Poems of Robert Henryson Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142576509
ISBN-10: 1142576507
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Medival Scottish Poetry Volume 2
2010 - Medival Scottish Poetry Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141515639
ISBN-10: 1141515636
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Moral Fables of Robert Henryson
2010 - The Moral Fables of Robert Henryson (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141054848
ISBN-10: 1141054841
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Robene and Makyne and the Testament of Cresseid
2009 - Robene and Makyne and the Testament of Cresseid (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781115180658
ISBN-10: 1115180657
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The Poems And Fables Of Robert Henryson
2009 - The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson [1865] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781120338136
ISBN-10: 1120338131
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Poems of Robert Henryson A Revised Text With Various Readings Notes Introduction and Glossary
Mediaeval Scottish Poetry King James I Robert Henryson William Dunbar Gavin Douglas
2008 - Mediaeval Scottish Poetry King James I Robert Henryson William Dunbar Gavin Douglas [1892] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436522021
ISBN-10: 1436522021
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The Poems Of Robert Henryson V3
2007 - The Poems of Robert Henryson V3 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548299364
ISBN-10: 0548299366
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Selected Poems
1998 - Selected Poems [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140422481
ISBN-10: 014042248X
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The Poems of Robert Henryson
1997 - The Poems of Robert Henryson [TEAMS Middle English Texts] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781879288942
ISBN-10: 187928894X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1992 - Selected Poems of Dunbar and Henryson [Scottish Classics] (Paperback)
The Testament of Cresseid and Other Poems
1989 - The Testament of Cresseid and Other Poems [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140445077
ISBN-10: 0140445072
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Robert Henryson The Poems
1987 - Robert Henryson the Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780198123248
ISBN-10: 0198123248
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Moral Fables of Aesop A New Edition of the Middle Scots Text and Introduction
Poems
1974 - Poems [Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780198710912
ISBN-10: 0198710917
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Poems and Fables
Poems and Fables (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780050014677
ISBN-10: 0050014676
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Testament of Cresseid
Testament of Cresseid [Nelson's medieval and Renaissance library] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780171731095
ISBN-10: 0171731093
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Robene and Makyne and The testament of Cresseid Edinburgh Printed by J Ballantyne 1824
Moral Fables of Robert Henryson [Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law, No. 529] (Hardcover)Paperback
Robert Henryson Selected Poems
Robert Henryson Selected Poems [Saltire Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780854110100
ISBN-10: 0854110100
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Fable The Tale of the Uponlandis Mouse and the Burgesse Mouse
Fable the Tale of the Uponlandis Mouse and the Burgesse Mouse [Akros Pocket Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780861420346
ISBN-10: 0861420349
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The Complete Works
The Complete Works (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781580441391
ISBN-10: 1580441394
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