Overview

Richard Knolles

(1550—1610) historian and translator


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(?1550–1610),

author of The Generall Histoire of the Turkes (1603), admired by Dr Johnson (who took from it the plot of his Irene), and by Byron, who credited it with inspiring the ‘oriental colouring’ of his poetry.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.