Excerpt from Lydgate's Siege of Thebes, Vol. 1: Edited From All the Known Manuscripts and the Two Oldest Editions; The Text
The hero of parts II and III is Tydeus, on whom Lydgate lavishes his highest praise. In painting Tydeus' character and extolling his exploits, the autho... r had, no doubt, in his mind's eye England's youthful hero, King Henry V. Here and there in the poem allusions to contemporary political events may be traced (see for inst.
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