By Kent Cartwright
A better half to Tudor Literature provides a set of thirty-one newly commissioned essays concentrating on English literature and tradition from the reign of Henry VII in 1485 to the loss of life of Elizabeth I in 1603.
- Presents scholars with a useful ancient and cultural context to the period
- Discusses key texts and consultant matters, and explores concerns together with overseas affects, spiritual swap, go back and forth and New international discoveries, women’s writing, technological strategies, medievalism, print tradition, and advancements in tune and in modes of seeing and reading
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Most, however, acquiesced. Some may have been persuaded by the increasing volume of anti-papal sermons the king was now requiring from all preachers, some doubtless thought it would all blow over, as quarrels between kings and popes had done in the past. Others, like the Bishop of Winchester, Stephen Gardiner, persuaded themselves that despite his new-found distaste for the institution of the papacy, Henry was still at heart an orthodox Catholic, would preserve the essentials of the faith and oppose heresy.
1590–1 Shakespeare, The Life and Death of King John c. 1590–3 Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors c. 1590– 1604 Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew c. 1591 Shakespeare, III Henry VI c. 1591–2 Shakespeare, Richard III c. 1591–3 Marlowe, Edward II 1592 Samuel Daniel, Delia; Thomas Nashe, Summer’s Last Will and Testament c. 1592–3 Marlowe, Doctor Faustus 1592– 1603 Philip Henslowe keeps his diary 1593 Marlowe writes Hero and Leander before his death in the same year; Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis c.
He aimed to produce an English version, and in 1523 approached the Bishop of London, Cuthbert Tunstall, for patronage and permission. The rebuff looks in retrospect like a decisive moment. Haunted by the specter of Lollardy, the bishops dared not allow space for the development of scriptural piety within the Church, and thus forced its redirection into unorthodox channels. Tyndale’s New Testament was printed on the continent in 1525–6, and smuggled back into England. The translation itself was a provocative and political one.
A Companion to Tudor Literature by Kent Cartwright