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Bad Queen Bess?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Peter Lake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753995
eISBN:
9780191815744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753995.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book analyses the back and forth between the Elizabethan regime and various Catholic critics, who, from the early 1570s to the early 1590s, sought to characterize that regime as a conspiracy of ... More


Country Matters

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/9780853236788.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents an account of various events in the life of Oxford in 1572. These include his marriage troubles; his witnessing of the creation of Walter Devereux as Earl of Essex and Edward ... More


‘Monarchical Republicanism’, or the Vain Pursuit of Burghley’s Commonwealth

Peter Lake

in Bad Queen Bess?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753995
eISBN:
9780191815744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753995.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that the bond of association, and the interregnum scheme were all responses to the Catholic propaganda push of the summer of 1584 and the bid to associate Mary with James in the ... More


Burghley (and the Queen) Tell the World What They Really Think

Peter Lake

in Bad Queen Bess?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753995
eISBN:
9780191815744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753995.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This explains how first Lord Burghley and then queen Elizabeth gradually embraced the view of Spanish villainy contained in the French tracts. It traces Burghley’s development from the use of ... More


Governing by Virtue: Lord Burghley and the Management of Elizabethan England

Norman Jones

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199593606
eISBN:
9780191779121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593606.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

Managing early modern England was difficult because the state was weak. Although Queen Elizabeth was the supreme ruler, she had little bureaucracy, no standing army, and no police force. This meant ... More


Desperadoes

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/9780853236788.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents a letter by Ralph Lane to Burghley, dated 17 January 1574, concerning ship–traffic with Portugal and three individuals: Antonio de Guaras, a Spanish agent; one ‘R. B.’ ; and ... More


The Death of Father Burghley

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/9780853236788.003.0074
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Lord Burghley' died on 4 August 1598 at the age of 78. Burghley was the greatest Englishman of his age — he was father to Thomas, Anne, Elizabeth, and Robert Cecil; and to a host of wards including ... More


Elizabeth I and Court Patronage

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/9780198716525.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the ways in which female sovereignty impacted upon traditional modes of patriarchal patronage, reducing male courtiers to the status of ‘threshold patrons’. It compares ... More


Embattled on Many Fronts (1569–1572)

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/9780199684304.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter reveals how Churchyard played the part of amateur spy and undertook self-appointed intelligence-gathering in Bath for Cecil. It identifies how Churchyard was involved in monitoring the ... More


Mars and Mercury (1557–1560)

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/9780199684304.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Churchyard’s return to combat during the final years of the Habsburg–Valois wars. It details how Churchyard served in the English-held Calais Pale and Boulonnais, and how he ... More


With Princes and Beggars (1567–1568)

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/9780199684304.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter details how Churchyard undertakes a mission to Antwerp for Cecil to gather intelligence about the growing unrest and opposition to Habsburg rule. After establishing the historical ... More


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