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Howard Erskine-Hill

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198117315

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117315.001.0001

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The Political Foreground

The Political Foreground

(p.12) (p.13) 1 The Political Foreground
Poetry and the Realm of Politics

Howard Erskine-Hill

Oxford University Press

This chapter opens with a short consideration of William Camden, England's first major historian. It focuses on the governance of the body politic, and the way in which major poetry between the later years of Elizabeth I and the later years of William III was aware of and intervened in discussion of this governance.

Keywords:   William Camden, Elizabeth I, body politic, poetry

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