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Annotated Version of Knox’s Apology

John Knox’s “purgation” or letter of apology to Elizabeth I for the views he put forth against female sovereignty in The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women has been known to scholars for some time, and was included in collections of Knox’s complete works.Less known, and apparently unpublished, is an annotated version of this letter that sets out the...

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Richard Jones’s Tamburlaine the Great

The Lord Admiral’s Men performed Christopher Marlowe’s 1 Tamburlaine and its sequel, 2 Tamburlaine, sometime around 1587.When the printer Richard Jones published the two plays together in 1590, however, he resorted to a collected edition and labeled the two plays a “discourse” “divided” into “two parts.” He ignored the plays’ performance history and published 1 and...

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Secret Cabinets, Scribal Publications, and the Satyrique

This article presents the poetic and epistolary corpus of François Maynard as a case study for understanding public and private spaces for reading and writing in the seventeenth century, with particular reference to notions of the cabinet as a physical, social, and literary space.It considers Maynard’s poems as personal gifts, published texts in collective anthologies, and texts circulated in...

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Margarethe, Princess of Anhalt

Margarethe, Princess of Anhalt (1473–1530), regent of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau from 1516 until her death, was the first female ruler to have to take a stand on the Reformation.A letter Martin Luther wrote her on 4 November 1519 indicates there existed a friendly relationship between them before she broke with him and worked to prevent the Reformation of her territory.Like Luther,...

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Knight with No Horse

This article examines the legal relationship of horses to the status of the knight, or caballero, in late medieval and early modern Castile.Despite the upward mobility that horses offered knights serving in the Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, ultimately it was the reverse privilege of being exempt from service on horseback, and even the option to ride mules, that became key to...

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Archive Wars

This article explores the long-term memory of record destructions committed during the French Wars of Religion.Although the 1598 Edict of Nantes ordered Protestants and Catholics to forget about the wars, in Montpellier the memory of archival loss continued to fuel tensions between the two communities and undermine religious coexistence throughout the seventeenth century.In the aftermath of...

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