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From Restoration to Exclusion

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the failure of the crown to establish control over office-holding in corporate towns. The Restoration seemed to offer an opportunity to exploit the need of many towns to renew ... More


Crown and Higher Nobility in Late Fourteenth−Century England

ALASTAIR DUNN

in The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263103
eISBN:
9780191718786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263103.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter summarises the relationship between the crown and the higher nobility during the reign of Richard II. It explores how the upsurge of political violence in this reign resulted in major ... More


The Administration of Confiscated Estates under Richard II’s Tyranny

ALASTAIR DUNN

in The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263103
eISBN:
9780191718786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263103.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Royal intervention in the estates of the higher nobility — through treason, rebellion, and natural extinction — gave Richard II access to massive resources. However, this chapter shows that although ... More


The Greeks and the Barbarians 1794–1798

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/9780199274888.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More believed that she had a mission to both the highest and lowest strata of society: the people she described as ‘the Greeks and the Barbarians’. She was friendly with the family of ... More


Duke Humfrey and Other Imaginary Readers

Daniel Wakelin

in Humanism, Reading, and English Literature 1430-1530

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199215881
eISBN:
9780191706899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215881.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter evaluates images of the ‘implied reader’, Humfrey Duke of Gloucester, in letters by Italian scholars, The Fall of Princes by John Lydgate, and the anonymous On Husbondrie. It considers ... More


Politics in Manorial Court Rolls: The Tactics, Social Composition, and Aims of a pre-1381 Peasant Movement

PETER FRANKLIN

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter takes a quantitative approach to the manorial court roll evidence for peasant discontent on a large West Midlands estate: the earl of Gloucester's manor of Thornbury in Gloucestershire. ... More


The Pilgrim's Progress: 1578–1640

Bernard Capp

in The World of John Taylor the Water-Poet 1578–1653

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203759
eISBN:
9780191675959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203759.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

John Taylor was born on 24 August 1578 in the parish of St. Ewen's, Gloucester. He learned to read and write at elementary school. When his schooldays were over, he moved south to London where he was ... More


That Comical Dress

Patrick Collinson

in The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222989
eISBN:
9780191678554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

In 1550 John Hooper's consecration as bishop of Gloucester had been delayed while he refused to assume the vestments which the Ordinal required. In explaining himself to the Council Hooper had ... More


Study at University

Alan Coates

in English Medieval Books: The Reading Abbey Collections from Foundation to Dispersal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207566
eISBN:
9780191677724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207566.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The teaching provided in the monasteries would have been supplemented for more able monks by study in the schools and universities. The Benedictines' enthusiasm for university study in general, and ... More


‘Lancastrian’ Lydgate: Poet and Patron

Nigel Mortimer

in John Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Narrative Tragedy in its Literary and Political Contexts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199275014
eISBN:
9780191705939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275014.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter re-examines the notion of Lydgate as a ‘prince-pleaser’ laureate of the Lancastrian dynasty, exploring the involvement of his patron, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and brother of Henry V, ... More


Stories, Geometries, and Angels: Muriel Rukeyser, Charles Olson, and Robert Duncan in the 1950s

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter traces the development of Rukeyser and Olson’s thinking about physics over the next two decades, as they gradually jettisoned conceptual schemes based on the system and the field. Their ... More


Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painter

Cathy Curtis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190908812
eISBN:
9780190908843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908812.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1942, at age twenty, after a vision-impaired and rebellious childhood in Richmond, Virginia, Nell Blaine decamped for New York. Operations had corrected her eyesight, and she was newly aware of ... More


Power and portrayal

Susan M. Johns

in Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063046
eISBN:
9781781700280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063046.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the difficulties of analysing images of noblewomen in contradictory sources at a time when the historical discourse was evolving, owing to broader societal cultural shifts. It ... More


Sovereignty, Exposure, Theater a Reading of King Lear

Emily Sun

in Succeeding King Lear: Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232802
eISBN:
9780823241163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232802.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter dedicates itself to examining the structure of this break in seeing and its relationship to an altered speech. Suffice it to say preliminarily that the task of the spectator — which is ... More


“The Circumstance Of My Being Born In An Inn”: George Whitefield And Eighteenth-Century England

Thomas S. Kidd

in George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300181623
eISBN:
9780300182125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181623.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on George Whitefield's life in eighteenth-century England, from his birth at the Bell Inn in Gloucester on December 16, 1714 to his emerging emphasis on the new birth and ... More


The King on the Offensive: Bristol, Gloucester and the First Battle of Newbury

Malcolm Waniclyn

in The Warrior Generals: Winning the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113082
eISBN:
9780300168419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113082.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the King's offensive in the first Battle of Newbury. The fact that the king still had a field army in southern England in the summer of 1643 owed a great deal to the ... More


Disorder dissected (i): the inversion of the gender order

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the inversion of the gender order in the Henry VI plays. The plays show a good deal of this disorder stemming from women either aspiring to get or else successfully climbing ‘on ... More


‘Among the Prees’: San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 111 and the Audience in and for the Series

David Watt

in The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

One of Hoccleve's autograph manuscripts, San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 111, provides insight into the audience that Thomas anticipates in the Series as well as the audience that Hoccleve ... More


Libraries of Memory

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book takes libraries as its subject, exploring questions that today's readers of medieval books must continually ask themselves: How did this book, so far from its original place of production ... More


Lydgate's Libraries: Duke Humfrey, Bury St. Edmunds, and the Fall of Princes

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents and examines the implications of the following argument: while the fifteenth-century “age of libraries” took place against the backdrop of expanded literacy in late medieval ... More


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