Thomas Churchyard

Churchyard', that recounts how an earlier Thomas Churchyard—the author's grandfather—first acquired the property from the prominent Shrewsbury burgess Thomas Mitton in 1474–5.14 Title passed to Richard Churchyard, the son and heir of ...

Author: Matthew Woodcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191507267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Soldier, courtier, author, entertainer, and amateur spy, Thomas Churchyard (c.1529-1604) saw action in most of the principal Tudor theatres of war, was a servant to five monarchs, and had a literary career spanning over half a century during which time he produced over fifty different works in a variety of forms and genres. Churchyard's struggles to subsist as an author and soldier provides an unrivalled opportunity to examine the self-promotional strategies employed by an individual who attempts to make a living from both writing and fighting, and who experiments throughout his life with ways in which the arts of the pen and sword may be reconciled and aligned. Drawing on extensive archival and literary sources, Matthew Woodcock reconstructs the extraordinary life of a figure well-known yet long neglected in early modern literary studies. In the first ever book-length biography of Churchyard, Woodcock reveals the author to be a resourceful and innovative writer whose long literary career plays an important part in the history of professional authorship in sixteenth-century England. This book also situates Churchyard alongside contemporary soldier-authors such as Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, George Gascoigne, and Sir Philip Sidney, and it makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the relationship between literature and the military in the early modern period. Churchyard's writings drew heavily upon his own experiences at court and in the wars and the author never tired of drawing attention to the struggles he endured throughout his life. Consequently, this study addresses the wider methodological question of how we should construct the biography of an individual who was consistently preoccupied with telling his own story.
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Thomas Churchyard 1520 1604

31 DEC 1930 BRARY THOMAS CHURCH YARD . BY HENRY W. ADNITT , Hon . Sec . a Many general readers may be surprised that the life of so unknown a man as Thomas Churchyard should be thought worthy of a place in the Transactions of the ...

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Thomas Churchyard

This is the first book-length biography of Tudor writer, soldier, and courtier Thomas Churchyard (c.1529-1604), a figure well-known yet long neglected in early modern studies, who lived, wrote, and fought under five different monarchs and ...

Author: Matthew Woodcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199684304

Category: Great Britain

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Soldier, courtier, author, entertainer, and amateur spy, Thomas Churchyard (c.1529-1604) saw action in most of the principal Tudor theatres of war, was a servant to five monarchs, and had a literary career spanning over half a century during which time he produced over fifty different works in a variety of forms and genres. Churchyard's struggles to subsist as an author and soldier provides an unrivalled opportunity to examine the self-promotional strategies employed by an individual who attempts to make a living from both writing and fighting, and who experiments throughout his life with ways in which the arts of the pen and sword may be reconciled and aligned. Drawing on extensive archival and literary sources, Matthew Woodcock reconstructs the extraordinary life of a figure well-known yet long neglected in early modern literary studies. In the first ever book-length biography of Churchyard, Woodcock reveals the author to be a resourceful and innovative writer whose long literary career plays an important part in the history of professional authorship in sixteenth-century England. This book also situates Churchyard alongside contemporary soldier-authors such as Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, George Gascoigne, and Sir Philip Sidney, and it makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the relationship between literature and the military in the early modern period. Churchyard's writings drew heavily upon his own experiences at court and in the wars and the author never tired of drawing attention to the struggles he endured throughout his life. Consequently, this study addresses the wider methodological question of how we should construct the biography of an individual who was consistently preoccupied with telling his own story.
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Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

5 Henry 8 ( 1513-14 ) Will'm Aleröffte capper made freeman with Cappers only for xx 6 Henry 8 ( 1514-15 ) Will m Leut ' son to Rog ' Lewt m'cer made freeman for xx Rychard Churchyard capper made freeman with Cappers only for xx [ THOMAS ...

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Transactions

Thomas , Agnes , Elizabeth , and John . This last named Thomas is probably the same with Thomas Churchyard alias Thomas Wardrop ( so denominated , it may be conceived , from his occupation ) who was admitted burgess in 1500 , having ...

Author: Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Shrewsbury

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Textual Patronage in English Drama 1570 1640

Thomas Churchyard in his account of Queen Elizabeth's progress pageants in Suffolk and Norfolk in 1578 emphasizes the social function of his text . Daryl Palmer reminds us : “ Unlike the playwright who produces a text for performance ...

Author: David Moore Bergeron

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754654052

Category: Literary Criticism

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Through an investigation of the dedications and addresses from various printed plays of the English Renaissance, David Bergeron recuperates the richness of these prefaces and connects them to the practice of patronage. The study includes discussion of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, among them Marston, Jonson, and Heywood, as well as a chronological checklist of the dramatic prefaces here analyzed. The book contains an Appendix that lists the plays with prefatory dedications and addresses analyzed.
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Thomas Churchyard 1520 1604

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: .

Author: Henry William Adnitt

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 1230409289

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... THOMAS CHURCHYARD. Br HENRY W. ADNITT, Hon. Sec. Many general readers may be surprised that the life of so unknown a man as Thomas Churchyard should be thought worthy of a place in the Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society. The names of Sidney, Benbow, Clive, or Hill, amongst others, would naturally occur to the memory of Salopians as more worthy, being not only household names in our county, but familiar to every Englishman who loves to chronicle the hero and his deeds in byegone days. It is, however, because so little is known of the old Shropshire Poet that a sketch of his life and list of his numerous works (imperfect though they may be) have been undertaken, in the hope that they may be of interest to the general reader, as it is certain they will be to those who, having known Churchyard by name, chiefly as the writer of the Worthines of Wales, yet are unacquainted with his long and varied life, or his many and voluminous writings. Were he even more unknown than he is, it would still be of interest to find out some particulars of an old Salopian, who spent his long life in busy matters during the reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, Elizabeth, and James I. The family of Churchyard is one of some antiquity in Shrewsbury. "The first of the name (say Owen and Blakeway1), who has occurred to our search among the records of the town is Thomas Churcheyord, a corvisor or shoemaker, who was dead in 1475, when his son William, a draper, was admitted burgess, having issue History of Shrewsbury, v. 1, p. 385. Thomas, Agnes, Elizabeth, and John. This last named Thomas is probably the same with Thomas Churchyard alias Thomas Wardrop (so denominated, it may be conceived, from his occupation) who was admitted burgess in 1500, ...
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Encyclopedia of British Writers 16th 17th and 18th Centuries

86 Churchyard, Thomas the nation back to forms of worship that were distinctly Catholic. They also suffered persecution under Charles, and therefore religious differences were among the causes of the English Revolution and Civil Wars ...

Author: Alan Hager

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108698

Category: Authors, English

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Presents a two-volume A to Z reference on English authors from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, providing information about major figures, key schools and genres, biographical information, author publications and some critical analyses.
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