Journals Higher Education

Spenser's Forms of History

Elizabethan Poetry and the 'State of Present Time'

Bart Van Es

  • Uncovers a new picture of the English 'Poet Historical'
  • Examines key Spenserian texts - such as The Faerie Queene, The Shepeardes Calendar, and A View of the Present State of Ireland - alongside Elizabethan cultural documents extending from popular print to restricted manuscripts
  • Offers an innovative contribution to current debates concerning the relationship between literature and history