Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-18 of 18 items

  • Keywords: Gunpowder Plot x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Monarch and Paul's Cross: Preaching on Political Anniversaries

Mary Morrissey

in Politics and the Paul's Cross Sermons, 1558–1642

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571765
eISBN:
9780191728709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571765.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the sermons preached on political anniversaries, such as the anniversary of the monarch’s accession to the throne, the anniversaries of James I’s escape from the ‘Gowrie ... More


Emplotting Politics James I and the “Powder Treason”

Bernadette Meyler

in Theaters of Pardoning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure was staged before King James I in 1604 and could have provided a model of mercy for his response to the infamous Gunpowder Plot—Guy Fawkes’s attempt along with other ... More


The pilot's thumb: Macbeth and the Jesuits

Richard Wilson

in The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062032
eISBN:
9781781700150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062032.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The fictionalising of the Lancashire witches had begun even before the trials. If the witches of 1612 were the first example in fact in England of an alleged devilish confederacy, the first example ... More


Scene

Robert Appelbaum

in Terrorism Before the Letter: Mythography and Political Violence in England, Scotland, and France 1559–1642

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198745761
eISBN:
9780191808197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745761.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter describes ‘scenic violence’; that is, violence that is undertaken from within and against a scene, in keeping with Burke’s third category of motivation. The most outstanding example of ... More


Friends and Enemies in the Global History of Diplomacy

Mark Netzloff

in Agents beyond the State: The Writings of English Travelers, Soldiers, and Diplomats in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198857952
eISBN:
9780191905216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857952.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter juxtaposes three episodes in the history of early modern diplomacy: Sir Henry Wotton’s tenure as England’s ambassador to Venice; the English state’s efforts to extradite a group of ... More


The Parliament of 1604–1610: the 1606 Session

Conrad Russell

in King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198205067
eISBN:
9780191725098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205067.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter provides a narrative of a parliamentary session dominated by the Crown's financial problems and the Commons’ failure to address them. It explores the extended discussion of a settlement ... More


The Original Guy

Allan Metcalf

in The Life of Guy: Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and the Unlikely History of an Indispensable Word

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190669201
eISBN:
9780190060794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669201.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

“Guy,” a French name brought across the Channel by Normans in 1066, had become a familiar English name long before Guy Fawkes was born in 1570. The name was memorable enough that while supervising ... More


Terrorism Before the Letter: Mythography and Political Violence in England, Scotland, and France 1559–1642

Robert Appelbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198745761
eISBN:
9780191808197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Terrorism is as old as ancient history. Whenever a society has developed to the point where it is governed as a political entity, it has made itself vulnerable to that form of violence we now call ... More


Staging Protest and Repression: Guy Fawkes in Post-Peterloo Performance

Frederick Burwick

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the aftermath of Peterloo many plays were performed that featured violent military repression directed against a gathering of the downtrodden. None of these plays could directly identify the stage ... 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


Selling the Jacobean Regime: Tobie Matthew and Anglo-Scottish Union

Rosamund Oates

in Moderate Radical: Tobie Matthew and the English Reformation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198804802
eISBN:
9780191842948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804802.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Ideas

Matthew was first to introduce James I to his new English subjects, and this chapter examines how those early months set the tone for James’s rule. Matthew presented him as the legitimate ruler, ... More


The Moderation of Oath-Taking in Jacobean England

Todd Butler

in Literature and Political Intellection in Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198844068
eISBN:
9780191879715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844068.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot Jacobean authorities imposed the Oath of Allegiance as a means to secure the realm against not just its foreign enemies but also those who might undermine it ... More


The First Public Guy

Allan Metcalf

in The Life of Guy: Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and the Unlikely History of an Indispensable Word

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190669201
eISBN:
9780190060794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669201.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

On November 4, 1605, Guy Fawkes was just another obscure English gentleman with Catholic sympathies and a decade of success as a courageous and skilled soldier. His obscurity abruptly changed in the ... More


Knots, Charms, Riddles: Macbeth and All’s Well That Ends Well

John Kerrigan

in Shakespeare’s Binding Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757580
eISBN:
9780191817342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757580.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Shakespeare is typically interested in the sorts of binding language—oaths, vows, promises, and the like—that impose obligations on the self. In Macbeth, he dramatizes the bonds imposed on others by ... More


Conclusion

Peter Lake and Michael Questier

in All Hail to the Archpriest: Confessional Conflict, Toleration, and the Politics of Publicity in Post-Reformation England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840343
eISBN:
9780191875922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840343.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The concluding chapter sums up the arguments of the book and points towards the long-term significance of the Archpriest Controversy for the later relations between the English Catholics and the ... More


Literature and Political Intellection in Early Stuart England

Todd Butler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198844068
eISBN:
9780191879715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844068.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Drawing upon myriad literary and political texts, this book charts how some of the Stuart period’s major challenges to governance—the equivocation of recusant Catholics, the parsing of one’s civil ... More


Sir Henry Goodere, Poet and Scribe

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The following chapter examines a group of Conway Papers poems in the hand of Sir Henry Goodere. This chapter begins the first full-scale investigation of this important figure, from his religiously ... More


Agents beyond the State: The Writings of English Travelers, Soldiers, and Diplomats in Early Modern Europe

Mark Netzloff

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198857952
eISBN:
9780191905216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The early modern period is often seen as a pivotal stage in the emergence of a recognizably modern form of the state. In Agents Beyond the State, Mark Netzloff returns to this context in order to ... More


View: