Triumphs of English: The Life and Writings of Henry Parker, Lord Morley, Translator to the Tudor Court Marie Axton

ISBN: 9780712346498

Published: August 30th 2000

Hardcover

288 pages


Description

Triumphs of English: The Life and Writings of Henry Parker, Lord Morley, Translator to the Tudor Court  by  Marie Axton

Triumphs of English: The Life and Writings of Henry Parker, Lord Morley, Translator to the Tudor Court by Marie Axton
August 30th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780712346498 | 4.15 Mb

One of the Few Authors from the Ranks of the Nobility During the first half of the sixteenth century, Henry Parker, Lord Morley (c. 1481-1556) is an undeservedly neglected figure, whose rehabilitation this volume sets out to accomplish.Morley was theMoreOne of the Few Authors from the Ranks of the Nobility During the first half of the sixteenth century, Henry Parker, Lord Morley (c. 1481-1556) is an undeservedly neglected figure, whose rehabilitation this volume sets out to accomplish.Morley was the first Tudor writer to render Petrarchs Trionfi into English verse, he set about imitating the Italian Ryme called Soneto, and he translated Plutarchian Lives into English decades before any other writer attempted to do so.

Indeed his career forms a context against which to read the accomplishments of the much better known Henrician writers Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Earl of Surrey. He presented his translations each year as New Years gifts to those he wished to please, individuals as diverse as Henry VIII himself, the Kings daughter Mary, and Thomas Cromwell. To Mary he wrote in praise of orthodoxy whilst to Henry and Cromwell he condemned the pope in no uncertain terms.When Parkers own daughter, the widow of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford was beheaded as an accomplice to Catherine Howard, he responded by translating Boccaccios De claris mulieribus and suggesting this text stand as a model for those ladies at Court whose behaviour was less than exemplary.

As these essays show, Morley was a kind of mirror of the ways in which the Tudor nobility functioned in a world wracked by faction and discord.Triumphs of English is a deeply interdisciplinary collection and has contributions by leading historians, cultural critics and literary scholars: David Starkey, James P. Carley, Julia Boffey, A.S.G.Edwards, K.R.Bartlett, Richard Rex, Jeremy Maule, David R. Carlson, James Simpson, Marie Axton, Suzanne Woods, and Richard Axton.

It alsoincludes editions of hitherto unpublished writings by Morley, one of which has long been lost. The result is a richly interconnected whole, each essay discrete in itself, but also reflecting and illuminating the others.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Triumphs of English: The Life and Writings of Henry Parker, Lord Morley, Translator to the Tudor Court":


quaidelices.com

©2009-2015 | DMCA | Contact us