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William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

Christopher Maginn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697151
eISBN:
9780191739262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697151.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the complex relationship which existed between England and Ireland in the Tudor period using the long association of William Cecil (1520–98) with Ireland as a vehicle for ... More


The earlier Elizabethan succession question revisited

Susan Doran and Paulina Kewes

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/9780719086069.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter provides a unique reappraisal of the earlier Elizabethan succession question. Using a broader range of archival and printed sources than any previous study, it explains the shifts in the ... 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


London Wardship

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/9780853236788.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes Edward de Vere's wardship. On 3 September 1562, the 16th Earl's servants rode the forty–odd miles to London to bring the heir to a new home. Like most children of the English ... More


The Promise of England’s Past: Writing the History of England, 1854–70

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter supplies a full dress analysis of Froude’s twelve-volume History of England. Having considered the text in the context of the other great Whig narratives of English history (Macaulay, ... More


Pulling the Strings: Religion and Politics in the Progress of 1578

Patrick Collinson

in The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199673759
eISBN:
9780191803697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673759.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents an account of the 1578 progress through East Anglia based, in part, on the correspondences of William Cecil, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Francis Walsingham among ... More


Councils, Providence and Political Legitimacy in Early Virginia

Alexander Haskell

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/9780197266038.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Councils played a significant role in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century English colonising efforts in America, especially in reinforcing the legitimacy of these endeavours against several ... 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


The Treatise of Treasons in Context/s

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/9780198753995.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that the first English Catholic recourse to the libellous secret history and systematic use of the argument from evil counsel, The treatise of treasons, has to be read as a ... 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


Oxford's Letters

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/9780853236788.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes Oxford's surviving correspondence. These can be roughly divided into five groups: personal letters 1563 to 1604, mostly to William and (later) Robert Cecil (44); draft ... 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


Unfinished Work

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

One of Shilts’s last interviews, with Steve Kroft from CBS’ 60 Minutes, considers his breakthrough role as a gay journalist. Shilts’s future plans for a book about alleged sexual abuse inside the ... More


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