Social Order and Disorder

Ian W. Archer

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

Social Order and Disorder

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This chapter reviews social themes in the Chronicles. These include commonwealth ideals, social order, a communitarian history, social criticism, agencies of redress, popular protest, government propaganda, and the arrest and execution of the Babington conspirators in 1586.

Keywords: English society; English history; commonwealth social criticism; popular protest; redress; government propaganda; Babington conspirators

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Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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