The passion of Elizabeth Dacre

Women were rarely recognized as poets in Tudor England, but the chance discovery of a love poem by Elizabeth Dacre to Sir Anthony Coke has given new insight into courtly love in Elizabeth I's time. Dr. Elaine Treharne of Stanford University discusses the poem in podcast for WAMC's Academic Minute.

The poem, written in Latin, was found in the West Virginia University Library, pasted into a 16th century volume of Chaucer. While married twice, Elizabeth Dacre was never married to Sir Anthony.