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Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Alan H. Nelson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313592
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Elizabethan Court poet Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, has, since 1920, lived a notorious second, wholly illegitimate life as the putative author of the poems and plays of William ... More


Introduction

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of why Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford remains an object of curiosity for cultural and literary historians. It then considers posthumous ... More


The Slave Trade, the Asiento, and the National Interest, 1698–1718

Abigail L. Swingen

in Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300187540
eISBN:
9780300189445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187540.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores why slavery and the slave trade came to be accepted as crucial to England’s national interest by focusing on the asiento, the exclusive contract to supply the Spanish American ... More


1711–1712

Frances Harris

in The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198802440
eISBN:
9780191840746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802440.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The final chapter shows how the partnership continues until Godolphin’s death. When Godolphin realizes that Harley (now Earl of Oxford) has begun a secret peace treaty separately from the Allies, he ... More


Courts and Coteries

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Concentrating on dedications to such patrons as the Earl of Oxford and the Countesses of Pembroke and Bedford, this chapter examines the extent to which ‘coteries’ operated in Elizabethan and ... More


Rewards (1588–1597)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter opens by discussing Churchyard’s friendship and patronage relationship with Sir Walter Ralegh and goes on to consider how the author acts as advocate for paper-maker John Spilman. It ... More


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