Royalism and Poetry in the English Civil Wars

The Drawn Sword

  • Authors
  • James Loxley

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

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English literary history has long incorporated the category of 'Cavalier' verse, and the critical presuppositions that have shaped such a category continue, even now, to determine the ways in which much civil war writing is read. Through a detailed study of both manuscript and printed texts, James Loxley arrives at an account of the interaction between poetry and royalist political activity which for the first time presents a sustained and coherent challenge to such presuppositions.


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