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The Book Named the Governor: Good Kingship and the Royal Supremacy

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at Sir Thomas Elyot’s best known work, the magisterial Boke Named the Governor, first published in 1531. It argues that the Boke, rather than being a work of merely general advice ... More


Some Tudor Readers and Their Freedom

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/9780199215881.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The final chapter returns to the more familiar humanist writers of the 16th century, who proclaim that humanism is newly triumphant, despite the continuities with 15th-century writing. The chapter ... More


Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Greg Walker

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book considers the impact of Henry VIII’s break with Rome and the Royal Supremacy of the 1530s upon the generation of poets, playwrights, and prose-writers who lived through those events. ... More


The Fiction of Simplicity in the Sixteenth-Century Treatise

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The chapter begins with a discussion of some of the educational and political theories to which the sixteenth-century novelists responded. These theories are woven into the book as thoroughly as they ... More


From Supremacy to Tyranny, 1533–40: A Sweet and Devout Sermon and The Banquette of Sapience

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on two of Elyot’s later dialogues: his translation of a sermon of St. Cyprian counselling the faithful in times of persecution and his collection of adagia, The Banquet of ... More


Thomas Elyot on counsel, kairos and freeing speech in Tudor England

Joanne Paul

in Freedom of speech, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526147103
eISBN:
9781526155566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526147110.00007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

It is usually assumed that speech is ‘free’ if it is not met with punishment from governing authorities. ‘Freedom of speech’ involves a right to speak without fear of governmental reprisal. In the ... More


Councils, Counsel and Consensus in Henry VIII’s Reformation

Richard Rex

in The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Henry VIII knew that a true Christian prince sought and considered counsel and weighed it in his conscience before acting. Council and counsel were therefore highly important to him in the crisis ... More


Versions of the Common

Neil Rhodes

in Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The first chapter establishes the double sense of the word ‘common’ as something universal or shared and something base. It defines the terms ‘common’ and ‘commonwealth’ against the related terms ... More


Mirrors for Policy

Robert Cummings

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter surveys translations in the 1550–1660 period of ahistorical political thinking. Idealism and cynicism are both represented in translations of a range of writings classical and modern, ... More


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