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Published: 07 November 2017

408 Pages | 5 black and white halftones

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198789468


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Lying in Early Modern English Culture

From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Andrew Hadfield

  • A major study of lying in the English Renaissance
  • Analyses case studies of lying including the Anne Boleyn trial, the Frances Howard divorce case, the execution of Thomas More, the 1587 herring prophecy, and the Dell murder case
  • Genuinely interdisciplinary, covering literature, theology, history, popular culture, legal history, rhetoric, and politics
  • Studies literary figures such as Shakespeare, Donne, Spenser, Jonson, More, Erasmus, and Montaigne in a new light
  • Helps readers understand how important and complicated issues are related to everyday concerns
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