[PDF Notes] Give a brief account of the literary works of John Skeleton

His chief works are:

1. The book of Colin Clouted-Colin Clout is peasant who, like Piers the Plowman, chastises the corrupt clergy of the times.

2. Why come you not to Court is a violent denunciation of Wolsey, the all powerful minister of Henry VIII.

3. The Book of Philip Sparrow an elegy on the death of a sparrow shows that Skelton, could be so coarse and brutal, could also be tend, and pathetic when occasion demanded.

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