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A historical tragedy, probably by J. Fletcher and Massinger, acted in 1619. It was discovered by A. H. Bullen among the MSS of the British Museum, and printed in his Old English Plays (1883, vol. ii).

The play, which deals with contemporary events in Holland, was performed within months of the execution of its real‐life protagonist.

Subjects: Literature.

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