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Ruin and reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

Author: Stewart James Mottram
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell explores writerly responses to the religious violence of the long reformation in England and Wales, spanning over a century of literature and history, from the establishment of the national church under Henry VIII (1534), to its disestablishment under Oliver Cromwell (1653). It focuses on representations of ruined churches, monasteries, and cathedrals in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; William Shakespeare; Andrew Marvell; Andrew Marvell; William Shakespeare; Edmund Spenser
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart James Mottram
ISBN: 9780198836384 0198836384
OCLC Number: 1055254447
Description: vi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Ruin and Reformation: The past as prologue --
1. Spenser, the dissolution of the monasteries, and the decline of the preacher's plough --
2. Wondering at ruins: Vallans, Spenser, and the reformation of St Alban --
3. Warriors and ruins: Loyalism, rebellion, and recusancy in Cymbeline's Wales --
4. 'Where ruine must reforme?' John Denham's Coopers Hill (1642) --
5. Cloistered virtue: Nun Appleton priory and presbyterianism in Marvell's Upon Appleton House (1651) --
Conclusion
Responsibility: Stewart Mottram.

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The first major study to explore the impact of the dissolution of the monasteries and other acts of reformation violence on the literature of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.  Read more...

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