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John Lydgate’s ‘Soteltes for the coronation banquet of Henry VI’
Heather Blatt

the entremet, a much more dramatic spectacle than that accompanying subtleties in England (see Bridget Henisch, Fast and feast: food in medieval society [University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1976], 229). 13 Critical consensus has not determined whether these subtleties were purely decorative or edible in nature; evidence suggests that some were both decorative and edible, while others only decorative. See, for instance, Anne Lancashire (London civic theatre: city drama and pageantry from Roman times to 1558 [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England
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The wall texts of a Percy family manuscript and the Poulys Daunce of St Paul’s Cathedral
Heather Blatt

incorporation does not simply insist on embodied reading, but also widens the readers’ embodied perspectives, which become informed both by the didactic message of the texts, as well as by the servants that pass through or by the rooms, intent on their work; the other people using the spaces for edification, labour, or devotion; and those who are not present, but absent, intent on other activities. Consequently, the reader participates in the pageantry of life on the Percy estate, whether they read at Leconfield or Wressle. To read on the estates, and to read these verses

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England