Later Appropriations

Bart van Es

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

Later Appropriations

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This chapter examines the influence of Holinshed's Chronicles on later writers, first discussing Raphael Holinshed's semi-comic status in certain milieus. It then considers the work of Michael Drayton and his declining reliance on the Chronicles over time, and thereafter turns to John Milton, his intensive study of Holinshed over the years 1639–42, and its diffuse impact on his later poetry.

Keywords: Raphael Holinshed; Chronicles; later writers; Michael Drayton; John Milton

Article.  8283 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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