Anne of Bohemia


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Anne of Bohemia

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(Biography) 1366–94, queen consort of Richard II of England
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These were the legends that probably inspired Geoffrey Chaucer to namecheck St Valentine in his poem to celebrate the engagement of King Richard ll to Anne of Bohemia in 1381.
Kelly said that in 1381, Chaucer composed a poem to honor the engagement of Richard II and Anne of Bohemia.
Anne of Bohemia was which King of England's first wife?
3Richard II and Queen Anne of Bohemia laid the foundation stone to the church in 1386.
"The Struggle for Power, 1382-87" begins with coverage of the king's marriage to Anne of Bohemia and Richard's growing attachment to Robert de Vere.
To commemorate the occasion of the engagement of King Richard the Second to Anne of Bohemia in 1381, he wrote a poem called Parlement of Foules (The Assembly of Fowls).
Around 1382, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote "The Parliament of Fowls," a poem to honor the engagement of King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia.
Links between Valentine and love were first thought to have been made by Chaucer in a poem honouring the anniversary of the engagement of Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. However, some scholars think his "Volantynys Day" might have been a reference to May 2, the saint's day for Valentine of Genoa.
While Anne of Bohemia was a real presence as queen of England, interceding on at least two occasions between Richard II and his disaffected subjects, Chaucer responded more to what she represented: patronage, linguistic ability, an international court culture.
Through their own Queen Anne of Bohemia, for instance, the English were potentially enchained with a tribe of mannish Czech huntresses.