Edward Hall

(c. 1497—1547) lawyer and historian

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(d. 1547),

was the author of a chronicle glorifying the House of Tudor entitled The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancastre and York, which is interesting for the account it gives of the times of Henry VIII. It was used by Shakespeare as a source in his early history plays.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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