John Skelton and the Politics of the 1520s

John Skelton and the Politics of the 1520s

by Greg Walker
     
 

A detailed examination of the poet John Skelton's satirical assault upon Cardinal Wolsey.See more details below

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A detailed examination of the poet John Skelton's satirical assault upon Cardinal Wolsey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521351249
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/26/1988
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Select glossary; Introduction; 1. John Skelton and the Howards: the question of patronage; 2. The Court career of John Skelton, King's orator; 3. Speke, Parott and Why Com Ye Nat to Courte?: the context and evolution of a satiric stance; 4. 'Lyke Mahounde in a play': conventional elements in Skelton's portrait of Wolsey; 5. 'So mangye a mastyfe curre, the grete greyhoundes pere': Skelton's account of Wolsey's relations with King and Court during his ascendancy; 6. 'Obseqious et Loyall': Skelton's political work under Wolsey's patronage; Conclusion; Index.

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