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Henry VIII =Student Essay
Please see Essays and Articles on King Henry VIII

Sir Thomas More =Student Essay
Please see Essays and Articles on Sir Thomas More

John Skelton =Student Essay
Dissertation: "Goe thou forth my booke": Authorial Self-Assertion and Self-Representation
          in Printings of Renaissance Poetry - Ronald S. Renchler [.pdf]
Dissertation: Satire of Counsel, Counsel of Satire: Representing Advisory Relations
          in Later Medieval Literature - Jonathan M. Newman [.pdf]
Poetic Statesmanship and the Politics of Patronage in the Early Tudor Court: Material Concerns of John Skelton's
          Early Career as a Critical Context for the Interpretation of The Bowge of Courte - Ray Siemens EMLS
Counterfet Countenaunce: (Mis)representation and the Challenge to Allegory
          in Sixteenth-century Morality Plays - Jane Griffiths
John Skelton's "Agenst Garnesche": Poetic Territorialism at the Court of Henry VIII - Victor I. Scherb [.pdf]
Ambition and Anxiety in The House of Fame and the Garlande of Laurell - Alastair Bennett
"Measure is Treasure": Financial and Political Prudence in Skelton's Magnificence - Tai-Won Kim
Constructing the Sexual Subject of John Skelton - A. W. Barnes
Devils and Vices in English non-cycle Plays: Sacrament and Social Body - John D. Cox
What's in a Name? The Transmission of "John Skelton, Laureate" in Manuscript and Print - Jane Griffiths
[Early Tudor Poetry: John Skelton] - John M. Berdan
Reality -- Mirror -- Allegory: John Skelton - Anna Torti
Conception, flies, and heresy in Skelton's 'Replycacion' - Victor I. Scherb
Skelton's 'Speke Parott': Language, Madness and the Role of the Court Poet - Simon Brittan
Who is Colin Clout? - Jim Nielson
Skelton and Barclay, Medieval and Modern - David R. CarlsonEMLS

John Bale =Student Essay
A Good Prince: King John and Early Tudor Propaganda - Carole Levin
"No quyckar merchaundyce than lybrary bokes": John Bale's Commodification of Manuscript Culture - Ernst Gerhardt
John the Baptist: Protestant Character in Tudor Drama - Kurt A. Edwards
The Effect of the Reformation on the Antagonists in English Drama - Mark C. Pilkinton
"Gods lawfull remedye": Clerical Marriage and Royal Authority in John Bale's Three Laws - James McBain
Undergrad Thesis: Sex Please, We're British: Exempla, Polemic, and History
            in John Bale's Actes of the Englysh Votaryes - Andrew H. Smith

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder =Student Essay
Dissertation: The Possibility of Form: A Study of the Prosody of Sir Thomas Wyatt - James D. Young [.pdf]
Dissertation: Of Man and the Wheel: Poetic Attitudes Towards Fortune in the Verse of Sir Thomas Wyatt - Stephen J. Curley [.pdf]
Dissertation: Making "English Eloquence": Tottel's Miscellany and the English Renaissance - Carol D. Blosser [.pdf]
Dissertation: Unidentified Sources of Sir Thomas Wyatt: Their Scope and Implications - Agnes H. Bokross [.pdf]
Thesis:Wyatt's "My Mother's Maids" and the Perils of Ignorance - Kevin M. Brock [.pdf]
Courtly Love as Camouflage in the Poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt - Ingeborg Heine-Harabasz [.pdf]
Wyatt and the Obstacles to Happiness - Joost Daalder [.pdf]
Wyatt and Tottel: A Textual Comparison - Joost Daalder [.pdf]
Wyatt and 'Liberty' - Joost Daalder [.pdf]
Elizabethan Precursors of Donne's Divine Meditations - William L. Stull
Petrarchan Love and the English Sonnet - Norton Resource Library
Wyatt and Surrey and the New Poetry - Robert H. Fletcher
'Wyatt resteth here': Surrey's Republican Elegy - José María Pérez Fernández [.pdf]
Thomas Wyatt's epistolary satire: parody and the limitations of rhetorical humanism - Jason Gleckman [.pdf]
Wyatt's Unstable Dream, According To The Place - Kimberly Laird
Breaking the Vacuum: Ricardian and Henrician Ovidianism - James Simpson
Politics and Print: The Curious Revisions to Tottel's Songes and Sonettes - Paul A. Marquis
Tottel's Miscellany and the English Reformation - Stephen Hamrick
Explication of Wyatt's "They Flee from Me" - John P. Levay
Explication of Wyatt's "Madame, Withouten Many Wordes" - Robert T. Levine
Explication of Wyatt's "Hevyn and erth and all that here me plain" - Barbara Obadashian
Country Mouse and Towny Mouse: Truth in Wyatt - Christopher Z. Hobson
English Court Poets and Petrarchism: Wyatt, Sidney and Spenser - Matthew Griffiths
The Hunter and the Hunted: Wyatt and Agency - Bethany Klassen
Wyatt's Pessimism - Kaisen Lin [.pdf]
Found in Translation: Wyatt's Appropriation of the French Rondeau - Gayle Goh

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey =Student Essay
Dissertation: Making "English Eloquence": Tottel's Miscellany and the English Renaissance - Carol D. Blosser [.pdf]
Martyrdom in the Literal Sense: Surrey's Psalm Paraphrases - James Simpson
The Erotic Politics of Grief in Surrey's "So crewell prison" - Candace Lines
Elizabethan Precursors of Donne's Divine Meditations - William L. Stull
Petrarchan Love and the English Sonnet - Norton Resource Library
Wyatt and Surrey and the New Poetry - Robert H. Fletcher
'Wyatt resteth here': Surrey's Republican Elegy - José María Pérez Fernández [.pdf]
Manuscripts of the Verse of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey - A. S. G. Edwards
Breaking the Vacuum: Ricardian and Henrician Ovidianism - James Simpson
Politics and Print: The Curious Revisions to Tottel's Songes and Sonettes - Paul A. Marquis
Tottel's Miscellany and the English Reformation - Stephen Hamrick
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey - John M. Berdan


Sir Philip Sidney =Student Essay
Please see Essays and Articles on Sir Philip Sidney

Edmund Spenser =Student Essay
Please see Essays and Articles on Edmund Spenser

Christopher Marlowe =Student Essay
Please see Essays and Articles on Christopher Marlowe

Sir Thomas Hoby/The Courtier =Student Essay

Words to Live By: Castiglione's Il Libro del Cortegiano and Four Men of Henry VIII's Court - Janet E. Mullin [.pdf]
The Decameron and Il Libro del Cortegiano: Story of a Conversation - S. Vianello [.pdf]
Castiglione vs. Cicero: Political Engagement, or Effeminate Chatter? - Susan Gaylard
The Politics of Effeminacy in Il Cortegiano - Gerry Milligan
Assumed Simplicity and the Critique of Nobility: Or, How Castiglione Read Cicero - Jennifer Richards
"The Ende Therfore of a Perfect Courtier" in Baldassare Castiglione's The Courtier - Douglas A. Northrop
Joking Matters: Politics and Dissimulation in Castiglione's Book of the Courtier - Joann Cavallo
"A wanton trade of living"? Rhetoric, Effeminacy, and the Early Modern Courtier - Jennifer Richards
Bembo's Discourse on Love: a fitting conclusion to The Courtier? - Souvik Mukherjee

Roger Ascham =Student Essay
Protestant Theology and Apocalyptic Rhetoric in Roger Ascham's The Schoolmaster - Ryan J. Stark
Saintsbury on Ascham
Ascham's The Scholemaster, Italianate Englishmen, and the Protestant Circe - Thomas G. Olsen [.doc]
Reflections on "Imitatio" as an Educational Ideal of English Humanism - Jin Sunwoo

John Foxe =Student Essay
Thesis: "A field of Golgotha" and the "Loosing out of Satan": Protestantism and Intertextuality
        in Shakespeare's 1-3 Henry VI and John Foxe's Acts & Monuments - Rory Leitch [.pdf]
'Writers to solemnise and celebrate ... Actes and memory': Foxe and the Business of Textual Memory - Andrew Hiscock
John Foxe and the Desires of Reformation Martyrology - James C. W. Truman
'The same cause and like quarell': Eusebius, John Foxe, and the Evolution of Ecclesiastical History - G. E. Minton
John Foxe and the Jews - Sharon Achinstein
Foxe's Christus Triumphans - Lynne M. Robertson
The Account of Anne Askew in Foxe's Book of Martyrs - Thomas S. Freeman and Sarah Elizabeth Wall
"The Light of Printing": William Tyndale, John Foxe, John Day, and Early Modern Print Culture - John N. King
"His Apparel Was Done Upon Him":  Rites of Personage in Foxe's Book of Martyrs - Laurie Shannon
John Foxe: Exorcist - Kathleen R. Sands
Foxe's Martyrs - Pastor David L. Brown, Th.M.

Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford
The Many Nicknames of the Earl of Oxford - Shakespeare Fellowship
Raleigh, Sidney, Oxford, and the Catholics, 1579 - D. C. Peck
Shaking the Spear at Court: Oxford as "The Knight of the Tree of the Sunne" - Dr. Daniel L. Wright
Lear's Cordelia, Oxford's Susan, and Manningham's Diary - Warren Hope

Elizabeth I =Student Essay
Please visit Essays and Articles on Queen Elizabeth I

George Gascoigne =Student Essay
Dissertation: Language, Rhetoric, and Reality in Elizabethan Prose Fiction - Raymond A. Stephanson [.pdf]
Thesis: An Application of Gascoigne's Certayne Notes of Instruction to a Bouquet of his Posies - Alexander Malcolm Forbes [.pdf]
Metaphors of the Book as Garden in the English Renaissance - R. L. Anderson
Gascoigne's 'Master F.J.' as a Renaissance Proto-Novel: The Birth of the Judicious Editor as Narrator - Felicity A. Hughes
Introduction: ‘Thus Much I Adventure to Deliver to You’: the Fortunes of George Gascoigne - Stephen Hamrick EMLS
Self-portraits and Self-presentation in the Work of George Gascoigne - Gillian Austen EMLS
‘If the head be evill the body cannot be good’: Legitimate Rebellion in Gascoigne and Kinwelmershe’s Jocasta - Allyna E Ward EMLS
‘Nedelesse Singularitie’: George Gascoigne’s Strategies for Preserving Lyric Delight - Matthew Zarnowiecki EMLS
The fruits of war: The voice of the soldier in Gascoigne, Rich, and Churchyard - Elizabeth Heale EMLS
“A true Copie”: Gascoigne’s Princely Pleasures and the textual representation of courtly performance - Susan Anderson EMLS
Gascoigne’s Globe: The Spoyle of Antwerpe and the Black Legend of Spain - Linda Bradley Salamon EMLS
‘Lyke Chaucers boye’: Poetry and Penitence in Gascoigne’s Grief of Joye - Kevin Laam EMLS
"Set in portraiture": George Gascoigne, Queen Elizabeth, and Adapting the Royal Image - Stephen Hamrick
Androgyny and Linguistic Power in Gascoigne's The Steele Glas - Kevin LaGrandeur
Gascoigne's Poses - Felicity A. Hughes
Elizabethan Court Fiction: George Gascoigne and John Lyly - Dr. Deborah Wyrick
On "The Adventures of Master F. J." - Ray Davis
A Study in Gascoigne's Style in The Adventures of Master F. J. - Shana Marie Hirsch

John Lyly
Dissertation: Language, Rhetoric, and Reality in Elizabethan Prose Fiction - Raymond A. Stephanson [.pdf]
Thesis: Men Disguised as Women in Elizabethan Drama - Marion S. Karr [.pdf]
A New Mythological Pattern for Lyly's Gallathea: Achilles on Scyros - Mónica María Martínez Sariego [.pdf]
Aspects of the Syntax of Finite Complement Clauses as Subjects in John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wyt - Juan Carlos García Lorenzo
Complementation in Early Modern English: Finite Complements as Objects in Lyly's Euphues - Juan Carlos García Lorenzo
Nature's Bias: Renaissance Homonormativity and Elizabethan Comic Likeness - Laurie Shannon [.pdf]
The Dramatic Typology of the Boy Servant in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night,
           Lyly's Gallathea and Marlowe's The Jew of Malta - Ellie Rycroft [.pdf]
Ekphrasis in Tudor Drama: The Representation of Representations - Michael Hattaway [.pdf]
The Victim of Fashion? Rereading the Biography of John Lyly - Leah Scragg
Old versus new spelling: John Lyly—a special case? - Leah Scragg
Cross-dressing and John Lyly's Gallathea - Christopher Wixson
Elizabeth I's "picture in little": Boy Company Representations of a Queen's Authority - Jeanne H. McCarthy
Saintsbury on Lyly and Euphues
C. S. Lewis on Lyly's Euphues
Lyly's Euphues - Ernest A. Baker
G. K. Hunter on Nashe and Lyly
The Language of Framing - Rayna Kalas
John Lyly as Both Oxford's and Shakespeare's "Honest Steward" - Charles Wisner Barrell
"O unquenchable thirst of gold": Lyly's Midas and the English quest for Empire - Annaliese Connolly
"I would faine serve": John Lyly's Career at Court - Derek B. Alwes
"Swift hart" and "soft heart": Elizabeth I and the Iconography of
      Lyly’s Gallathea and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Julia Brown
Elizabethan Court Fiction: George Gascoigne and John Lyly - Dr. Deborah Wyrick
The Healthy Body: Desire and Sustenance in John Lyly's Love's Metamorphosis - Mark DooleyEMLS

Thomas Nashe
Dissertation: Subjects in Space: The Politics of Travel in Early Modern England - Jennifer A. Turner [.pdf]
Dissertation: Language, Rhetoric, and Reality in Elizabethan Prose Fiction - Raymond A. Stephanson [.pdf]
The Curious Connection Between Nashe, Dekker, and Freemasonry - Donna N. Murphy [.pdf]
Underplayed Rivalry: Patronage and the Marlovian Subtext of Summer's Last Will and Testament - Per Sivefors [.pdf]
"I Am No Woman, I": Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Elizabethan Erotic Verse - Chloe K. Preedy [.pdf]
A Guide to the Unfortunate Traveller? The Emerging Prose Voice in Two Early Picaresque Narratives of Early Modern England and Spain - Anita Howard [.pdf]
The Unfortunate Traveller and the Ramist Controversy: A Narrative Dilemma - Kurtis B. Haas
"Unfortunate Travellers": translatio, travestissement et maniérisme littéraire chez Marlowe et Nashe - Marie-Alice Belle [.pdf]
Authorial Self-Consciousness in Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller - Wendy Hyman
"Cease Cease to bawle, thou wasp-stung Satyrist:" Writers, Printers, & the Bishops' Ban of 1599 - C. Forshaw
Christs Teares, Nashe's 'forsaken extremities' - Katharine Duncan-Jones
The Heroine as Courtesan: Dishonesty, Romance, and the Sense
           of an Ending in The Unfortunate Traveler - Stephen R. Mentz
Thomas Nashe, Thomas Lodge, and Pierce Penilesse - D. Allen Carroll
A New Source for Thomas Nashe's The Choise of Valentines - Michael L. Stapleton
Nashe's "Choise" and Chaucer's Pardoner - Robert C. Evans
Thomas Nashe - Ernest A. Baker
C. S. Lewis on Thomas Nashe
G. K. Hunter on Nashe and Lyly
Nashe and the Bourgoisie - Louis B. Wright
Nashe as "Monarch of Witt" and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Joan Ozark Holmer
"Milksop Muses" or Why Not Mary? - Penny McCarthy
Abstract. An Althusserian Reading On Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller - Doohyun Park

Richard Hooker =Student Essay
Dissertation: Richard Hooker's Doctrine of the Holy Spirit - John K. Stafford [.pdf]
Thesis: Richard Hooker's Disputative Method - Pamela C. Laird
Thesis: "The participation of God himself": Law and Mediation in the Thought of Richard Hooker - Charles W. Irish
The Quest for the Historical Hooker - John Booty [.pdf]
Hooker's Understanding of the Authority of Scripture as a Resource for Anglicans Today - Alison Quin [.pdf]
'The Law of a Commonweal': The Social Vision of Hooker's Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity and Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew - Ken Jacobsen [.pdf]
Dissertation: Richard Hooker's Doctrine of the Holy Spirit - John K. Stafford  [.pdf]
Hooker's Apprentice: God, Entelechy, Beauty, and Desire in Book One
            of Richard Hooker's Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie - Patrick D. M. Patterson
Richard Hooker's Trinitarian Hermeneutic of Grace - Barry G. Rasmussen
Prudence and Custom: Revisiting Hooker on Authority - William H. Harrison
"The reliques and ragges of popish superstition": The Effect of Richard Hooker's
            Of the Lawes of Ecclesticall Polity on Book V of The Faerie Queene - Vince P. Redder  [.pdf]
Richard Hooker and the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood - Stephen Sykes
Scripture, tradition and reason — Hooker's supposed 3-legged stool - Peter Toon
Exploring Issues of Authority in the Tradition of Richard Hooker - Paul Avis
Sacramental Theology in Hooker's Laws : A Structural Perspective - William O. Gregg
Hooker's Criteria for Liturgy - Daniel B. Stevick
Answering "the Known Men": Bishop Reginald Pecock and Mr. Richard Hooker by Charles W. Brockwell, Jr.
Hooker, Ecumenism, and Authority - Robert Rea
Hooker's Discourse on Natural Law in the Context of the Magisterial Reformation - W. J. Torrance Kirby

Sir Walter Ralegh =Student Essay
Thesis: Ralegh's Dilemma: Medieval Providentialism and Renaissance Nationalism in The History of the World - Chin-yi Lai Lai [.pdf]
Thesis: Sir Walter Ralegh's Legacy: His History of the World in the Seventeenth Century - Steven Carriger [.pdf]
'The Great Day of Mart': Returning to Texts at the Trial of Sir Walter Ralegh in 1603 - Rosalind Davies
Dialectical Tension in Sir Walter Raleigh's Life and Work - Socorro Suárez & Juan E. Tazón
Sir Walter Ralegh: El Pirata Poeta - Anna Maria Leoni T. [.pdf]
A Shroud for the Mind: Ralegh's Poetic Rewriting of the Self - Miri Tashma-Baum EMLS
Raleigh, Sidney, Oxford, and the Catholics, 1579 - D. C. Peck
To (Re)fashion a Gentleman: Ralegh's Disgrace in Spenser's Legend of Courtesy - Jeffrey B. Morris
Ralegh's Early Poetry and its Metrical Context - Carlo M. Bajetta
"Left to the world without a Maister": Sir Walter Ralegh's The History of the World as a Public Text - Anna R. Beer
French and Italian sources for Ralegh's 'Farewell False Love' - Jonathan Gibson
A Contemporary View of Sir Walter Ralegh - John T. Shawcross
Gold on Credit: Martin Frobisher's and Walter Raleigh's Economies of Evidence - William N. West
Bringing "this monstrous birth to the world's light": Colonial Mimicry in Early Modern Writing - Sabine Schülting
Sir Walter Ralegh's Treason: A Prosecution Document - Mark Nicholls
New Pleasures Prove: Evidence of Dialectical Disputatio in Early Modern
        Manuscript Culture [Ralegh, Marlowe, Donne, Herbert] - Margaret Downs-GambleEMLS
The Credit of Truth: Thomas Hariot and the Defense of Ralegh - Vance Briceland
What Ralegh Discovered about Guiana - Steven Thomas
The Poetry Contest: Sir Walter Ralegh, Christopher Marlowe and John Donne - Janice Greer

Thomas Hariot =Student Essay
The Soft Logic of Thomas Harriot - H. T. Goranson
Bringing "this monstrous birth to the world's light": Colonial mimicry in early modern writing - Sabine Schülting
The Credit of Truth: Thomas Hariot and the Defense of Ralegh - Vance Briceland

Robert Southwell =Student Essay
Dissertation: Poetry, Prayer, and Pedagogy: Writings By and For the English Catholic Community, 1547-1650 - Patricia M. Garcia [.pdf]
Polemic and Paradox in Robert Southwell's Lyric Poems - Sadia Abbas
N.D. versus O.E.: Anonymity's Moral Ambiguity in Elizabethan Catholic Controversy - Marcy L. North
Robert Southwell Teaches Us How to Survive - Solange Strong Hertz
Southwell's "New Heaven, New Warre" - Karen Batley
The Curious Case of Robert Southwell, Gerard Hopkins and a Princely Spanish Hawk - Gary M. Bouchard
Southwell's "Christ's Bloody Sweat" - Mary Lowe-Evans
Southwell's "A Vale of Tears": A Psychoanalysis of Form - Gary Kuchar
Southwell and His Idea of Death as a Divine Honor - Antonio S. Oliver

Thomas Campion
Thesis: Thomas Campion and the Web of Patronage - Lance A. Husoy [.pdf]
Thesis: Toward a Revaluation of the Imagery of Thomas Campion in A Booke of Ayres - Mark P. Risinger [.pdf]
Thesis: "A choking gall and a preserving sweet": Gender and Genre in Campion's First Booke of Ayres and Wilbye's First Set of English Madrigals - Annette Campbell [.pdf]
"The English Masque" - Felix E.Schelling
Mathematical Musick: The Contrapuntal Formula of Dr. Thomas Campion - Jeff Lee
In the Person of Womankind: Female Persona Poems by Campion, Donne, Jonson - Pamela Coren
Negotiating Traditions of English Song: Performance, Text, History - Bruce Horner
The Gentleman: The Songs of Thomas Campion Considered - Wilfrid Mellers
Some unobserved information about John Dowland, Thomas Campion and Philip Rosseter - Kenneth Sparr

Mary (Sidney) Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
Dissertation: Wicked Words, Virtuous Voices: The Reconstruction of Tragic Subjectivity by Renaissance and Early Restoration Women Dramatists - Marguérite C. M. Corporaal [.pdf]
Mary Sidney's Antonius and the ambiguities of French history - Anne Lake Prescott
Mary Sidney's Psalms and the Uses of History - Gerald Hammond
1897 Dissertation: The Countess of Pembroke's 'Tragedy of Antonie' - Alice H. Luce
Pleasurable Spaces: The Re-Writing of Women's Theological Experience
                            in Mary Sidney's Psalmes - Katherine Larson [.pdf]
Davies's Astraea and Other Contexts of the Countess of Pembroke's "A Dialogue" - Mary C. Erler
Edmund Spenser, Mary Sidney, and the Doleful Lay - Pamela Coren
"Milksop Muses" or Why Not Mary? - Penny McCarthy
Brothers' Keepers and Philip's Siblings: The Poetics of the Sidney Family - Elizabeth Mazzola
"In sort as she it sung": Spenser's "Doleful Lay" and the Construction of Female Authorship - Danielle Clarke
"Outrage your face": Anti-Theatricality and Gender in Early Modern Closet Drama by Women - K. O. AchesonEMLS
"The Wreck of Order" in Early Modern Women's Drama - Irene BurgessEMLS

Sir John Davies =Student Essay
Book: Philosophy in Poetry: A Study of Sir John Davies's Poem "Nosce Teipsum" (1903) - E. Hershey Sneath
'What fame is this?': Sir John Davies' Epigrammes in Late Elizabethan London - Susanna Hop [.doc]
From a View to a Discovery: Edmund Spenser, Sir John Davies, and
          the Defects of Law in the Realm of Ireland - D. Alan Orr
Davies's Astraea and Other Contexts of the Countess of Pembroke's "A Dialogue" - Mary C. Erler
Rival Discourses of Dancing in Early Modern England - Skiles Howard
Sir John Davies - T. S. Eliot
Sir John Davies: More Than A Poet - Dave Horne

Samuel Daniel =Student Essay
Dissertation: "This cursed womb": The Queen as Mother on the Early Modern Stage - Mary Kathryn Stripling [.pdf]
Sonnet Literature: Sidney, Spenser, Drayton, Daniel - Richard Firestone [.pdf - ff. p194]
Samuel Daniel, A Defense of Ryme: Poétique et Politique - Christine Sukic [.pdf]
Samuel Daniel and Edification - Gregory Kneidel
Ecphrasis and reading practices in Elizabethan narrative verse - Kelly A. Quinn
Samuel Daniel's gifts of books to Lord Chancellor Egerton - John Pitcher
"The English Masque" - Felix E. Schelling
C. S. Lewis on Daniel's Delia
C. S. Lewis on Daniel and Drayton
Hannay on Daniel
Caught Between "virtue" and "memorie": Providential and Political Historiography
in Samuel Daniel's The Civil Wars - Alzada Tipton
Amazon Reflections in the Jacobean Queen's Masque - Kathryn Schwarz
The Form and Cadence of Samuel Daniel's Sonnets - Emily Lu Pearson
On Delia - John Erskine

Michael Drayton =Student Essay
Poetry and Place in Drayton and Jonson - Canice J. Egan, S. J. [.pdf]
Sonnet Literature: Sidney, Spenser, Drayton, Daniel - Richard Firestone [.pdf - ff. p194]
Ecphrasis and reading practices in Elizabethan narrative verse - Kelly A. Quinn
Schelling on Drayton
C. S. Lewis on Drayton's Idea
C. S. Lewis on Daniel and Drayton
The Changing Moods of Michael Drayton's Sonnets - Emily Lu Pearson
Michael Drayton and the Writing of Jacobean Britain - Tristan Marshall
The Politics of Fairylore in Early Modern English Literature - Marjorie Swann
The Sonnets of Michael Drayton - Lemuel Whitaker, 1904.
Elton's Michael Drayton; a Critical Study, 1905 - GB
Sonnet into Epigram: Michael Drayton's Shifting Priorities from
        Ideas Mirrour (1594) to Idea. In Sixtie Three Sonnets (1619) - Christopher Lane
Excerpts from Hardin's Michael Drayton and the Passing of Elizabethan England, 1973
Michael Drayton and his "Idea's Mirror" - The Gentleman's Magazine, 1907
The History Never Written: Bards, Druids, and the Problem of Antiquarianism in 'Poly Olbion.' - John E. Curran, Jr.
Explication of "How Many Paltry Foolish Painted Things" - Caitlin Jafolla

Fulke Greville =Student Essay

"Bastard Children of Tyranny": The Ancient Constitution and
            Fulke Greville's A Dedication to Sir Philip Sidney - Peter C. Herman
Fulke Greville's Caelica and the Calvinist Self - Elaine Y. L. Ho
Fulke Greville's Caelica LVIII - G. A. Wilkes
The Chorus Sacerdotum in Fulke Greville's Mustapha - G. A. Wilkes
The Counsel of Fulke Greville: Transforming the Jacobean "nourish father"
            Through Sidney's "nursing father" - Elizabeth A. Spiller
The "mannes state" of Philip Sidney: Pre-scripting the Life of the Poet in England - Kevin Pask
The Earl of Essex, Fulke Greville, and the Employment of Scholars - Paul E. J. Hammer
'Pleasing vices': Machiavelli and Greville on Princely Conduct - William R. Drennan
Fulke Greville and Proportional Form - Tom W. N. Parker
'Divided and Distinguished Worlds': Greville's Religious Poetry - Donald Mackenzie
"The Uncanny Stranger on Display": The Female Body in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Love Poetry - M. Baker
The Pleasures of Restraint: the Mean of Coyness in Cavalier poetry - Joshua Scodel
Greville's Caelica 2: The Mistress as Virgin/Whore - Anniina Jokinen

Aemilia Lanyer =Student Essay
Dissertation: The Weapons of the "True Warfaring Christian": Right Reason and Free Will in Seventeenth-Century Literature - Nancy R. Bradley [.pdf]
Dissertation: Reading Women Writers in the Cultural Politics of Early Modern England - Edith Snook [.pdf]
Thesis: The Epic Structure and Subversive Messages of Æmilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judæorum - Melanie Faith [.pdf]
Thesis: Eary Modern Women's Dream Visions: Male Literary Tradition and the Female Authorial Voice - Colleen E. Shea [.pdf]
Thesis: "Our general mother": Eve's Mythic Power and the Poetry of Aemilia Lanyer, John Milton, Elizabeth Barrett, and Christina Rossetti - Sarah C. McCollum [.pdf]
Remembering Orpheus in the Poems of Aemilia Lanyer - Kari Boyd McBride
"The Ocean of true grace:" Aemelia Lanyer Presents Jesus - James Wardwell
"Fast ti'd unto them in a golden Chaine": Typology, Apocalypse, and Woman's Genealogy
         in Aemilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum - Marie H. Loughlin
A Woman with Saint Peter's Keys?: Aemilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
         and the Priestly Gifts of Women
Remembering Cynthia: The Legacy of Elizabeth I in the Poetry of Aemilia Lanyer and Diana Primrose - Younkyung Kim [.pdf]
The Shakespearean Connection to Aemilia Lanyer - John Hudson [.pdf]
Prophecy and Gendered Mourning in Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum - Elizabeth M. A. Hodgson
An Apology for Knowledge: Gender and the Hermeneutics of Incarnation in the Works of
         Aemilia Lanyer and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz - B. R. SiegfriedEMLS
Breaking "the rule of Cortezia": Aemilia Lanyer's Dedications to Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum - Lisa Schnell
Writing in service: sexual politics and class position in the poetry of Aemilia Lanyer and Ben Jonson - A. B. Coiro

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Elizabeth of York

King Henry VIII
Queen Catherine of Aragon
Queen Anne Boleyn
Queen Jane Seymour
Queen Anne of Cleves
Queen Catherine Howard
Queen Katherine Parr

King Edward VI
Lady Jane Grey
Queen Mary I
Queen Elizabeth I

Renaissance English Writers
Bishop John Fisher
William Tyndale
Sir Thomas More
John Heywood
Thomas Sackville
Nicholas Udall
John Skelton
Sir Thomas Wyatt
Henry Howard
Hugh Latimer
Thomas Cranmer
Roger Ascham
Sir Thomas Hoby
John Foxe
George Gascoigne
John Lyly
Thomas Nashe
Sir Philip Sidney
Edmund Spenser
Richard Hooker
Robert Southwell
Robert Greene
George Peele
Thomas Kyd
Edward de Vere
Christopher Marlowe
Anthony Munday
Sir Walter Ralegh
Thomas Hariot
Thomas Campion
Mary Sidney Herbert
Sir John Davies
Samuel Daniel
Michael Drayton
Fulke Greville
Emilia Lanyer
William Shakespeare

Persons of Interest
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Historical Events
Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520
Pilgrimage of Grace, 1536
The Babington Plot, 1586
The Spanish Armada, 1588

Elizabethan Theatre
See section
English Renaissance Drama

Images of London:
London in the time of Henry VII. MS. Roy. 16 F. ii.
London, 1510, the earliest view in print
Map of England from Saxton's Descriptio Angliae, 1579
Location Map of Elizabethan London
Plan of the Bankside, Southwark, in Shakespeare's time
Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
Bull and Bear Baiting Rings from the Agas Map (1569-1590, pub. 1631)
Sketch of the Swan Theatre, c. 1596
Westminster in the Seventeenth Century, by Hollar
Visscher's Panoramic View of London, 1616. COLOR

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