William Dunbar

William Dunbar was a Scottish poet born in the mid-1400s. Throughout his career, he wrote prolifically. He and his work are commonly associated with the court of King James  IV. His poetry utilized various forms and meters. Read more about William Dunbar.

Done is a Battell on the Dragon Blak

‘Done is a Battell on the Dragon Blak’ by William Dunbar is a medieval Easter poem of Scottish roots. It tells of Christ’s victory over Satan by his crucifixion, death, and resurrection.

Sweet Rose of Virtue

‘Sweet Rose of Virtue’ by William Dunbar describes the changed feelings of a speaker who no longer understands a woman he used to love. 

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