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‘By Cyphers, or by Magicke Mighf’: Prophecy and History

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the attempts made to extend beyond historical endings through the practice of ‘political prophecy’. It is concerned with the changeable reading of old histories. It shows how ... More


Fairy monarchs, fairy mistresses: ‘I am of ane other countree’

Helen Cooper

in The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The fairy mistress who bestows material, sexual, and occasionally monarchal favours is a recurrent figure in medieval and Renaissance romance, from Sir Launfal and the parodic Sir Thopas to the ... More


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