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Scholars and martialists: the politics of history and scholarship

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Essex and his followers’ attitudes to classical and historical scholarship are examined. The relationship between arms and letters was idealized in praise for Essex’s militarism, but the study of ... More


Warriors and Ruins: Loyalism, Rebellion, and Recusancy in Cymbeline’s Wales

Stewart Mottram

in Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836384
eISBN:
9780191873638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836384.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores Shakespeare’s response to the ‘bare ruined choirs’ of dissolved churches and monasteries, focusing on Cymbeline (c.1610) and showing how this play’s language of ruin works to ... More


Essex and the ‘popish plot’

Alexandra Gajda

in Doubtful and dangerous: The question of succession in late Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719086069
eISBN:
9781781707883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086069.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

On 8 February 1601 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, processed into London declaring that he was taking urgent action to prevent a ‘popish plot’ by his enemies to sell the Crown of England to ... More


The Scottish King and the English court: the secret correspondence of James VI, 1601–3

Alexander Courtney

in Doubtful and dangerous: The question of succession in late Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719086069
eISBN:
9781781707883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086069.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter re-examines the secret correspondence between James VI, Sir Robert Cecil, Lord Henry Howard and others over the last two years of Elizabeth I’s reign. James wanted friends who might ... More


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