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Restoring Britain: Courtesy and Collaboration in Camden's Britannia

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/9780199566198.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on what was perhaps the pre-eminent early modern antiquarian book: William Camden's Britannia (1586). It suggests that Camden's work was the first English antiquarian text to ... More


One of us? William Camden and the making of history

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

One of the best-informed essays on William Camden was written by its quondam president, Sir Maurice Powicke. As Powicke reminds us, Camden was a cosmopolitan. So to ask whether he was one of the many ... More


Origins and Names: Etymology and the Elizabethan Society of Antiquaries

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/9780199566198.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers the antiquarian interest in linguistic traces, examining how writers of an antiquarian bent turned to etymology and names to access the past and unearth historical origins, and ... 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


The Political Foreground

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry and the Realm of Politics: Shakespeare to Dryden

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117315
eISBN:
9780191670916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117315.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter opens with a short consideration of William Camden, England's first major historian. It focuses on the governance of the body politic, and the way in which major poetry between the later ... More


Exemplary history: William Camden’s Annales

Ben Dew (ed.)

in Commerce, finance and statecraft: Histories of England, 1600-1780

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784992965
eISBN:
9781526138705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992965.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In his Annales of Queen Elizabeth (1615, 1625), William Camden presented Elizabeth's success in managing the nation's commercial and financial interests as a product of her rejection of any selfish ... More


Elizabeth I and the verdicts of history

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter asks: Where do we start with the many verdicts of history on such a monarch, such a woman, and where do we end? This chapter draws attention at the outset to Archbishop Matthew Parker's ... 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


Chorography and Antiquarian Compilation

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the miscellany’s links with antiquarian compilation and chorography (the branch of geography concerned with the particulars of a specific region or place). Its primary interest ... More


Oxford, c. 1571 Rumors

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes the community inhabited by Hakluyt during his formative years. Ample evidence of this community survives today: many of the buildings he walked through survive today; most of ... More


Approaching Spenser's Medievalism

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the way in which The Faerie Queene itself remembers and relates to native literary and historical traditions — Arthurian history and faerie romance — mirroring English history. ... More


Writing History: The European and English Contexts

W. B. Patterson

in Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198793700
eISBN:
9780191835513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793700.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the Renaissance and Reformation historical writing underwent dramatic changes in Europe and England. The recovery of many of the texts of classical antiquity that began in Italy in the ... More


Castlesteads: Reviving Interest in the Wall

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/9780199641413.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In 1695, a new edition of Camden's Britannia was published. Although there was little additional information on the Picts' Wall, antiquarian interest in the monument increased significantly during ... More


Introduction: Memory, Uses of the Past, and the New History

W. B. Patterson

in Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198793700
eISBN:
9780191835513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793700.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Reformers in England saw losses as well as gains in the Reformation. John Leland and John Bale recorded the contents of monastic libraries. Matthew Parker recovered manuscripts from the past. The ... More


Jonson’s Broken Compasses and Bit Parts

Katarzyna Lecky

in Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198834694
eISBN:
9780191872778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834694.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 3 turns to Ben Jonson’s first laureate chapbook, His Part (1604), written for James I’s first royal entrance into London. Here, Jonson imagines the Inns of Court as a lodestone that disrupts ... More


Milton’s Map of Liberty

Katarzyna Lecky

in Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198834694
eISBN:
9780191872778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834694.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 turns to Milton’s exploration of custom as it informs Britain’s ancient territories of civic liberty in A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle (1637/45). Milton’s poetic map of the uneasy lands ... More


‘The most beautiful landskip in the world’? The perceived character of landscape

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how writers in the past perceived the different pays of the regional study area. It starts with the sixteenth-century topographers, John Leland and William Camden; then moves on ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Popper

in Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226675008
eISBN:
9780226675022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675022.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines notes on the life of Sir Walter Ralegh, and discusses how he wrote “History of the World.” He rushed to publish his work in 1614. The Introduction talks about the impact of his ... More


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