Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2013

368 Pages | 9 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719084942

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The cultural impact of an Elizabethan courtier

Edited by Annaliese Connolly and Lisa Hopkins

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Makes use of developments in critical theory and practice over the last thirty years to construct a new historiography
  • Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex, was one of Queen Elizabeth I's favourites, and has been connected to Shakespeare at two significant junctures
  • The authors identify the ways in which his biography has been variously interpreted both during his own lifetime and since his death in 1601
  • Utilises a wealth of diverse visual and textual manifestations of Essex produced during the sixteenth century and up to the present day