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November news

Last Friday saw the publication of my first full length, peer-reviewed article, Verse Epitaphs and the Memorialisation of Women in Reformation England, commissioned by Liz Oakley-Brown when she was editor of the Renaissance section of Literature Compass. ...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 7 Nov 2016

Video, eo, eo

Sorry for the naff title, which I nabbed from a song from my all-time favourite film, but over the last couple of days video seems to have been one of the twin centres of my life.   On Friday, I will speak at the Mary I conference in London...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 27 Sep 2016

Parr Family History

As we have seen, William Elderton’s emphasis on the exemplary feminine virtues of his heroine in A proper new balad of my ladie marques, Whose death is bewailed To the tune of new lusty gallant is line with the norms of the Renaissance epitaph. ...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 28 Jun 2016

The Ladie Marques and the Lusty Gallant

With apologies for the length of the delay between posts (brought about by a computer faliure), here is the second piece about Elizabeth Parr and William Elderton: William Elderton’s A proper new balad in praise of my Ladie Marques (London, 1569;...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 14 Jun 2016

William Elderton and the Ladie Marques part 1

I’ve been doing a lot of work on ballad epitaphs in recent months, inspired by a William Elderton ballad entitled A proper new balad of my ladie marques, Whose death is bewailed To the tune of new lusty gallant. The first thing that caught...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 15 Apr 2016

Reading Writing About Epitaphs

An interesting headstone is caught by the evening sun. Beedon Manor behind.© Copyright Graham Horn and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence It’s almost a year since I handed in my PhD thesis, even though it’s only 6...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 19 Aug 2015

A collection of epitaphs, epigrams, stories…

Author: Caesar, Thomas. Title: A collection of epitaphs, epigrams, stories, &c, &c. together with the editors advice to young tradesmen / compiled by Thomas Caesar, Sen., a thorough-bred Hampshire Briton but late from Egham in Surry. Published: Egham...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Nov 2014

An obscure grave: did Shakespeare write the memorial verses at Tong?

The church in Tong A couple of years ago I wrote a piece about the two epitaphs inscribed at the ends of  a tomb in the church in the village of Tong, Shropshire. I was intrigued by them, and by the tradition that the verses were written by Shakespeare....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 14 Oct 2013

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