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Antiquarian Readers: The Case of Drayton and Selden

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shifts the arguments from antiquarian writers to antiquarian readers by exploring how early modern poets took up the antiquarian baton. It focuses on Michael Drayton, Camden's close ... More


The History of Madam Britannia

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the history of Britannia. It looks at her many representations on coins, prints, medallions, and argues that she became an important means of uniting the country under William ... More


Ellenborough (Maryport): Recognizing Roman Civility in the Border Landscape

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Picts' Wall was a focus of considerable interest during the late sixteenth century and the first decade of the seventeenth. Late in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and during the succeeding reign of ... More


Introduction

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the conflict that arises from different readings of the past, with the historical visions in Poly-Olbion as an example. It explains that this conflict provides the snapshot of ... More


Drayton’s Chorographical Metamorphoses

RAPHAEL LYNE

in Ovid’s Changing Worlds: English Metamorphoses 1567-1632

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187042
eISBN:
9780191718984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187042.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion is an epic poem telling the stories of the British landscape. It is often treated as a stolid imitation of The Faerie Queene that fails to fulfil its ambitious scheme. ... More


Time River Body: Personification and Inappropriate Detail in Drayton’s

Chris Barrett

in Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816874
eISBN:
9780191858567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816874.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Relying on sustained, relentless personification, Drayton’s chorographical epic Poly-Olbion retains the ethical work of The Faerie Queene’s allegory in restoring to the national narrative the ... More


The Politics of British Antiquity and the Descent from Troy in the Early Stuart Era

Philip Schwyzer

in Celts, Romans, Britons: Classical and Celtic Influence in the Construction of British Identities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863076
eISBN:
9780191895609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863076.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

By the early Stuart era, English scholars and statesmen had largely abandoned belief in medieval Welsh traditions regarding the Trojan Brutus and the British empire ruled by his descendants, choosing ... More


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