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Folk Songs of the Four Seasons

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0088
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The subjects of English folk songs—whether they deal with romance, tragedy, conviviality, or legend—have the background of nature and its seasons. When the lovers make love the plough boys are ... More


Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Stephen Rippon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book explores the origins and development of regional variation in landscape character across southern Britain during the medieval period. The ‘long eighth century’, between the late seventh and ... More


The Pursuit of a Godly Conjunction

CLARE KELLAR

in Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266708
eISBN:
9780191708930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266708.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins by discussing that James V's unexpected death in December 1542 led to an entirely new phase in Henry VIII's policy towards Scotland. It then explains that in order to resolve ... More


At the Margins of the Champion Countryside: The Emergence of Villages and Common Fields in Somerset

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the landscape of Somerset, which lies at the south‐western limit of landscapes that in the medieval period were characterized by villages and open fields. The topographical ... More


Abbots, Bishops, Thegns, or Communities: Who was Responsible for Somerset's Champion Countryside?

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores who was responsible for shaping the character of the medieval landscape in Somerset. The potential role of Glastonbury Abbey is examined through a comparison of their manors ... More


Misunderstanding Darcy

R. W. Hoyle

in The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208747
eISBN:
9780191716980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

On the night of November 11, 1536, three weeks after the fall of Pontefract Castle and most of a fortnight after the truce at Doncaster, men were seen mustering in woods near Snaith. It was Sir Brian ... More


The Mendip Schools 1789–1795

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1789, Hannah More and her sister Martha (Patty) founded a Sunday school at Cheddar — the first of a series of schools in the Mendips — which marked a significant advance of elementary education in ... More


Fantastic Sportiveness

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574018
eISBN:
9780191723100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

His early days in Bristol and collaboration with Robert Southey, followed by intimacy with William and Dorothy Wordsworth in Racedown and North Somerset. Speculation on the nature of life and ... More


‘Love‐song weeds, and Satyrique thornes’: Anti‐Courtly Love Poetry and Somerset Libels

Joshua Eckhardt

in Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559503
eISBN:
9780191721397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559503.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The third chapter investigates the role that the Overbury murder scandal played in recontextualizing anti-courtly love poetry. Donne planned to dedicate a limited print edition of his poems to the ... More


Worcester’s/Queen Anne’s/Revels Company, 1562–1625

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

The earls of Worcester ran a company or companies during the early years of Elizabeth’s reign. Edward Somerset, the fourth earl, was a rising ... More


Family Fortunes

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Initially, the Queen's family could be considered one of those that were relatively well-off since they owned several estates in Somerset, Hertfordshire, and Kent. This changed, however, as the land ... More


The Exhaustion of Colonial Romance: W. Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess

Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028740
eISBN:
9789882206762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines representations of Englishness and the British Empire in the writings of W. Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess. It suggests that Maugham's representation of Europeans in ... More


Cecil James Sharp (1859–1924)

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0050
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Cecil James Sharp, musician, author, and collector and arranger of English folk songs and dances, was born in London and was educated at Uppingham School and at Clare College, Cambridge. While at ... More


Virtual America

Alvin Kernan

in The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter paints a satirical picture of television news. It describes the so-called Mordant Principle, “fiction is always superior to fact in every way”, and its scientific testing, of which ... More


Religion USA

Alvin Kernan

in The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a satirical story of religion in the USA through the experiences of Somerset Joad. Somerset had always been a sensitive and impressionable youth. Diagnosed at school as having ... More


“History as Tourist Bait”: Inventing Somerset Place State Historic Site, 1939–1969

Alisa Y. Harrison

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Former plantations were sites of slavery in the South, but when they are presented to the touring public that fact has often been absent from the interpretation. Indeed, as Alisa Y. Harrison shows in ... More


Sarah Stone, Somerset midwife

Robert Woods and Chris Galley

in Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie: Eighteenth-Century Midwives and their Patients

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381410
eISBN:
9781781382158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381410.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the life and work of the Somerset midwife Sarah Stone based on her book A Complete Practice of Midwifery. Although the facts of her life are not clear, it seems likely that ... More


Slavery on Trial

Michael Bundock

in The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson's Heir

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207101
eISBN:
9780300213904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207101.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the issue of slavery in England within the context of the relationship between Francis Barber and Samuel Johnson. It begins by describing the friendly relations between Johnson ... More


The Book of Sports and the reign of Charles I: From a ‘pious Statute’ to ‘bloody civil war’

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter challenges previous scholarship on the Book of Sports. It argues that the Laudian view of the Sabbath was consistent with the position previously held by the medieval, Tudor and Jacobean ... More


Reading about Writing

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explains some of the influences on authorship and reading discoveries behind Ray Bradbury's remarkable rise from raw and undisciplined talent to literary prominence. Once Bradbury ... More


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