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Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England: The Careers of Sir Richard Morison

Tracey Sowerby


Sir Richard Morison (c.1513–1556) was an accomplished scholar, propagandist, diplomat, theologian and politician. Based on extensive archival research, this book provides the first full historical treatment of Morison, contextualizing him within each of his careers: he is considered as a propagandist, politician, reformer, diplomat and Marian exile. Educated at Oxford and Padua, Morison was a cosmopolitan scholar and owner of an impressive library. His scholarly activities—from poetry to law reform—contribute to our understanding of English humanism. As Henry VIII's most prolific propagandist, ... More

Keywords: humanism, reformation, propaganda, Tudor politics, diplomacy, Henry VIII, foreign policy, Marian exile

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracey Sowerby, author
Junior Research Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford
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