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Published: 15 October 2008

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780199544585

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Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate

Culture, Politics, and Institutions

Edward Holberton

  • The first full-length book to focus on poetry's relationship with the cultural institutions of the Protectorate
  • Fresh archival research throws new light on the production of poetry and drama in Cromwellian England, and the political world of the Protectorate
  • Develops original readings of major poems by Andrew Marvell, Edmund Waller, and John Dryden
  • Challenges received cultural histories of the 1650s as a gradual reversion to Cromwellian monarchy