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The Political Foreground

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry and the Realm of Politics

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780198117315
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670916 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117315.003.0002
The Political Foreground

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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

Chapter.  13301 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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