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The queen's godson : Sir John Harington of Kelston, 1560-1612

Author: Antonia Southern
Publisher: Bethesda, Md. : Academica Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of one of Queen Elizabeth's many godchildren, Sir John Harington of Kelston, who was best known by contemporaries for "his invention of the first water closet and the treatise that he wrote concerning it, The Metamorphosis of Ajax.... The treatise combined a serious analysis of the problem of sanitation in large households with coded, satirical comment on the politics of his time and on those in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Harington, Sir; Elizabeth, Queen of England; John Harington; Elizabeth, Queen of England; John Harington, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Southern
ISBN: 9781936320035 1936320037
OCLC Number: 641523647
Description: xiv, 240 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "My child's part happily" --
Husband and countryman --
A perilous decade --
The translation of Orlando Furioso --
Satire and sanitary engineering --
"The soldier and courtier faithfully" --
"Nearly wrecked on the Essex coast" --
A Tract on the Succession --
the arrangement of epigrams as gifts --
The search for patronage under James I --
Suit to Prince Henry --
A scheme for Ireland --
Harrington's view of bishops --
The Englishman's Doctor, the Psalms and money matters --
Conclusion --
Genealogical table.
Responsibility: Antonia Southern.

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This title provides an historical biography of the multi-faceted and controversial Sir John Harington of Kelston, courtier, place-seeker, writer and would-be Bishop of Dublin, who lived in times  Read more...

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