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Published: 26 April 2001

480 Pages | 7 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719059841

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The poetry of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmorland

Poems from the Fulbeck, Harvard and Westmorland Manuscripts

Tom Cain

Published by Manchester University Press

  • This edition of some five hundred recently-discovered poems by Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland represents the largest collection of 'new' seventeenth-century poetry since Traherne's poems were published almost a century ago
  • These manuscripts, written between 1625 and 1665 establish Fane as a significant early modern poet
  • Provides fascinating and revealing insights for cultural and political historians, as well as for all readers of English poetry
  • Fane confronted one of the most climactic and influential sequences of events in European history: the Personal Rule of Charles I, the Great Rebellion of the 1640s, the execution of the King, the establishment of a republic, and, with its failure, the restoration of the monarchy
  • As a wealthy peer, Fane was uniquely placed among seventeenth-century English poets
  • The King had stood as godfather to his son, but his brother-in-law, Fairfax, commanded the revolutionary army

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