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Thomas Churchyard : pen, sword, and ego

Author: Matthew Woodcock
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Soldier, courtier, author, entertainer, and amateur spy, Thomas Churchyard (c.1529-1604) saw action in most of the principal Tudor theatres of war, was a servant to five monarchs, and had a literary career spanning over half a century during which time he produced over fifty different works in a variety of forms and genres. Churchyard's struggles to subsist as an author and soldier provides an unrivalled opportunity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
History
Biographies
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Woodcock, Matthew, 1973-
Thomas Churchyard.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016945382
(OCoLC)952181622
Named Person: Thomas Churchyard; Thomas Churchyard
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Woodcock
ISBN: 9780191081927 0191081922 0191507261 9780191507267 9780191764974 0191764973
OCLC Number: 983465853
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 358 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Maps and Illustrations; MAPS; FIGURES; Abbreviations; Introduction: 'Saye that I live'; 1: Origins (to 1543); 2: Roistering and Writing (1542-1543); 3: The School of War (1542-1547); 4: Scotland and Ireland (1547-1551); 5: To Speak in Print (1551); 6: Attack and Defence (1551-1556); 7: Mars and Mercury (1557-1560); 8: Plying the Pen about the Court (1560-1567); 9: With Princes and Beggars (1567-1568); 10: Embattled on Many Fronts (1569-1572); 11: Presentations (1572-1574) 12: 'My Whole Workes' (1575)13: Old Roads and New (1575-1577); 14: Occasions and Opportunities (1570-1580); 15: Martial Art (1578-1580); 16: For Queen and Country (1580-1589); 17: Rewards (1588-1597); 18: Last Things (1594-1604); APPENDIX 1: Churchyard's Spelling; APPENDIX 2: The Churchyards of Arley; Endnotes; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1; CHAPTER 2; CHAPTER 3; CHAPTER 4; CHAPTER 5; CHAPTER 6; CHAPTER 7; CHAPTER 8; CHAPTER 9; CHAPTER 10; CHAPTER 11; CHAPTER 12; CHAPTER 13; CHAPTER 14; CHAPTER 15; CHAPTER 16; CHAPTER 17; CHAPTER 18; APPENDIX 1; APPENDIX 2; Bibliography; Primary Sources; Manuscript PrintedSECONDARY SOURCES; Printed; Unpublished; Index
Responsibility: Matthew Woodcock.

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