Holinshed and the Classics

Judith Mossman

in The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199565757
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Holinshed and the Classics

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This chapter examines Holinshed's Chronicles' engagement with classical sources. It begins by considering some examples of the uses of antiquity as a repository of knowledge and a device for validating arguments and narratives. The chapter then turns to the account given in the Chronicles of Britain and the Romans, especially the narrative of the revolt of Boudicca (Voadicia).

Keywords: Chronicles; Rapahel Holinshed; ancient world; Britain; Romans; revolt of Boudicca

Article.  8186 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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