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Revision and Sociability: The 1607 Entertainment at Theobalds

Gabriel Heaton

in Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the Entertainment at Theobalds, written by Ben Jonson and performed before King James in 1607. The occasion of the entertainment was Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury's gift of ... More


The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

R. B. Wernham

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The defeat of the Spanish Armada did not put an end to Spanish sea power, nor to Spain's ambitions in northern Europe. By the mid-1590s, Spain had recovered from the disaster of 1588, and the renewed ... More


‘Give Pause to the Hardiest Aggressor’: A Guarantee of Peace, 1914–1917

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Soon after the outbreak of the First World War British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey began to insist that the United States would have to guarantee any peace to which it might be a party. ... More


Baseline (Trevelyan I)

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/9780198205067.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter introduces the legacy that James inherited from Elizabeth and analyses the financial problems that she bequeathed to the Crown at the end of a long war against Spain. It emphasizes that ... More


The Essex Rising and the 1601 Parliament

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Queen Elizabeth I and the Privy Council were growing increasingly worried about the disgraced Earl of Essex's intentions and they knew how close Lord Mountjoy's connections with him had been. Towards ... 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


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


Bishop Richard Bancroft and the succession

Patrick Collinson

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/9780719086069.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines Bishop Richard Bancroft’s role in bringing about the Jacobean succession. It asks how it came about that so vociferous a critic of Scottish Presbyterians whose 1589 Paul’s Cross ... More


Plans and Preparations for 1597

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The alarms of the autumn of 1596 had made it abundantly clear that purely defensive action could not provide adequate answers to the threat of seaborne invasion from Spain. Such a threat was the only ... More


Satire and the “Deathles Soule”: Metempsychosis in the Gosse Manuscript

Lara M. Crowley

in Manuscript Matters: Reading John Donne's Poetry and Prose in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821861
eISBN:
9780191860997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821861.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 2 concerns early interpretations of Donne’s satiric poetry, specifically Metempsychosis. Investigating a copy of Donne’s strange poem in Folger, Manuscript V.a. 241, this study proposes that ... More


Taking it to the street? The Archpriest controversy and the issue of the succession

Peter Lake and Michael Questier

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/9780719086069.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the significance for the succession of the Archpriest controversy, an intra-Catholic dispute between a group of secular priests and their Jesuit foes. It is shown that that ... More


The feigned epitaph

James Doelman

in The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096440
eISBN:
9781526115218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096440.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 11 explores how the main conventions of the epitaph, and in particular their connection with the tomb of the dead, were adapted in “feigned” or satiric epitaphs. Here, widely circulating ... More


The Providential State and the Legitimizing Fellowship of “Company”

Alexander B. Haskell

in For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469618029
eISBN:
9781469618043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618029.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores a new strategy for defending the Virginia project that emerged in the early seventeenth century as a male king, James I, ascended the English throne and as England's powerful ... More


The Parliament of 1604–1610: the 1610 Sessions and Money (Trevelyan III)

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/9780198205067.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter is mainly about the efforts of Robert Cecil, as Lord Treasurer, to secure the Great Contract in 1610. It analyses the background of mushrooming royal debt and the introduction of ... More


Plots, Pamphlets, and Plays, or the Return of Plot Talk and the Tragicomic Fate of Dr Lopez

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/9780198753995.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Unmasking and publicizing Catholic plots remained the standard way to respond to the libels. Initially the Lopez investigation revealed novel divisions between the earl of Essex and the Cecils, but ... 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


SIS Plans for Anti-Soviet Operations, June 1944

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0028
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the memorandum about the SIS plans for anti-Soviet operations. It reveals that this internal memorandum, dated June 6, 1944, set out SIS's plans for running future operations ... More


Bribes and Benefits

Felicity Heal

in The Power of Gifts: Gift Exchange in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199542956
eISBN:
9780191780646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542956.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

There were many words that expressed criticism of illicit gift-giving. From the medieval period onwards the bribing of judges and justices was denounced as illegal, but gifts were given, especially ... More


“Beguyled in Tryfles”: Paradoxes and Problems in the Gell Manuscript

Lara M. Crowley

in Manuscript Matters: Reading John Donne's Poetry and Prose in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821861
eISBN:
9780191860997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821861.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 3 attends to Donne’s understudied prose paradoxes and problems. Arthur Marotti has suggested that these once popular works “had a political dimension that would not have been missed,” but ... More


Some Say my Lord of Oxford is Dead

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/9780853236788.003.0070
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the marriage of nineteen–year–old Lady Elizabeth Vere to William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby, in January 1595. It also presents Oxford's letter to Cecil dated 24 April, where he ... More


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