(c. 1575–c. 1633), historian and poet. Often in trouble for Catholic practices, Bolton around 1616, in a draft paragraph for his Hypercritica on historical writing, referred to Shakespeare as a model of ‘the most warrantable English’. Not published until 1722, Bolton's text in print omits Shakespeare's name.
From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.