Stella Pates, a graduate
of London University, read English Language and Literature (including
Anglo-Saxon and Middle English) at Westfield College, now Queen
Mary and Westfield, where she first developed her life-long enthusiasm
for Piers Plowman.
The Author lived for
many years in Ottery St Mary, Devon, and now lives in Tewkesbury,
Gloucestershire. She has spent much time studying local history:
this book is one of the results of her investigations.
Other papers she has
written in connection with the study of Piers Plowman include the
paper reproduced on this website on The Prophecy in Piers Plowman
and the Black Death.