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Edmund Bolton

(c. 1575—1633) antiquary and historian


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(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.


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