Blair Worden: 17th-century poets and politics, 6 November 2003
Show More The Crisis of 1614 and the Addled Parliament: Literary and Historical Perspectives edited by Stephen Clucas and Rosalind Davies.
Ashgate, 213 pp., £45, November 2003, 0 7546 0681 3Show More
The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair 1603-60 by Alastair Bellany.
Cambridge, 312 pp., £45, January 2002, 0 521 78289 9Show More
“... Not all political literature was aimed at the Court or at the nobility that encircled it, as Alastair Bellany’s The Politics of Court Scandal, which examines the spread and impact of popular poetry, ably demonstrates. Even so, in normal circumstances it was only through kings and nobles that the reforms for which poets pleaded, and the patronage ...”