Cape, 1970 - 272 pagina's
In this magnificent portrait if Shakespeare's world, the life of England's greatest playwright is recreated by one of the great novelists of our day.
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To English and foreign Catholics , Elizabeth had no claim to the throne : she was a bastard . ... The rivalry between the two great Catholic powers , France and Spain , kept Protestant England afloat until the death of the Dauphin .
But those who had feared that a Catholic would come from Scotland to ascend the English throne had no need to fear longer . The English Catholics had lost the centre of their hopes . When some of them looked to Philip of Spain's ...
As often happened , he was approached in his second year at the university by agents of Catholicism . ... under Walsingham , would step in and advise that he go along with the Catholic exhortation , thus gaining information in Rome or ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Thruston - LibraryThing
Lively and entertaining account of Shakespeare's life and the astonishing transformation of English drama in the last 10 years of Elizabeth I's reign. Burgess's pace never flags and while much of it ... Volledige review lezen
SHAKESPEAREGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
With a little highly educated guesswork but no invention, with great humor and infinite admiration, the "nth" attempt to recreate the life and society from which the plays and poems stemmed, as well as to lend substance to the shadow of the man. Volledige review lezen
Foreword page II
Mural of St George and the Dragon from the Guild Chapel StratforduponAvon page
Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester page
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