Rayn and hayle

“Why werre and wrake and manslaughter ys ycome”, ask “The Simonie”, a scathing, anonymous protest poem of the early fourteenth century – “Why honger and derthe on erthe poure hath ouernome”? (“Why war and punishment and murder have come / Why hunger and famine on earth have seized the poor”?) “The Simonie” goes on to … Read more