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Reading Chaucer in 1532: William Thynne, Brian Tuke, and the Politics of Literary Editing

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/9780199283330.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the nature of Thynne’s 1532 edition of Chaucer. It argues, on the basis of the surviving accounts and some hitherto largely ignored poems by John Leland, that the editorial task ... 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


A Gift for King Henry VIII

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/9780199283330.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the political and cultural implications of William Thynne’s 1530 edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Focusing on the preface, actually ‘ghost-written’ by Sir Bryan Tuke, ... More


Thynne and Tuke's Apocrypha ‘Chaucer’ and the Poetry of Moderation

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/9780199283330.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks in detail at the contents and arrangement of Thynne’s 1532 edition of Chaucer’s Works. It examines the three poems placed at the beginning of the volume: the anonymous Eight Goodly ... More


The Signs of the World: The ‘Wondrous’ Divisions of the Early 1530s

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/9780199283330.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the increasingly public divisions between the clergy and the laity, conservatives and reformers in the early years of the English Reformation. It charts the role of literary ... More


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