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Gerard Legh

(c. 1493—1563) heraldic writer


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(d. 1563), writer on heraldry, whose Accidence of Armoury (1563), a dialogue concerning armorial bearings, included the story of King Lear, and an account of Alexander's armour which may have inspired a joke in Love's Labour's Lost (5.2.571–2). It also features an anecdote about a tailor which anticipates a scene in The Taming of the Shrew (4.3).

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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