Letters of Richard II (1397–8) in the authorship of William Ferriby



The letters that the English king Richard II sent to various other heads of state after his ‘Revenge’ parliament in 1397, in which he vaunted his ascendant power, are to be attributed to the authorship of the protonotary William Ferriby, a participant in the deposition proceedings against Richard and author of a literary lament for him after the deposition, who was executed as a rebel by Henry IV early in 1400.