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John Skelton and the politics of the 1520s

Author: Greg Walker
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern British history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The series of satirical poems and invectives written against Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey, the chief minister of Henry VIII, by the poet John Skelton has long been used by scholars as evidence of the sins  Read more...

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Named Person: John Skelton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Walker
ISBN: 0521351243 9780521351249
OCLC Number: 462378352
Description: XV-228 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Select glossary; Introduction; 1. John Skelton and the Howards: the question of patronage; 2. The Court career of John Skelton, King's orator; 3. Speke, Parott and Why Com Ye Nat to Courte?: the context and evolution of a satiric stance; 4. 'Lyke Mahounde in a play': conventional elements in Skelton's portrait of Wolsey; 5. 'So mangye a mastyfe curre, the grete greyhoundes pere': Skelton's account of Wolsey's relations with King and Court during his ascendancy; 6. 'Obseqious et Loyall': Skelton's political work under Wolsey's patronage; Conclusion; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern British history
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