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Journal of British Studies
  • ISSN: 0021-9371 (Print), 1545-6986 (Online)
  • Editors: Jeffrey Collins Queen’s University, Canada and Sandra den Otter Queen’s University, Canada
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Journal of British Studies (JBS), the official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies, is the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages to the present. JBS presents peer-reviewed scholarly articles and book reviews from renowned international authors, who use both established and emerging approaches to present their ideas on British society, politics, law, literature, art, history, economics, and sociology.

Cambridge History Blog

  • Discovering a ‘new’ Tudor ballad by John Heywood
  • 24 May 2017, Jane Flynn
  • Read Jane Flynn’s full article published in the journal British Catholic History. A few years ago, I did an internet search involving the name ‘John Heywood’, the Tudor court entertainer, poet, and musician.  One of the hits was from the catalogue of manuscripts of the Durham Cathedral Library, in a description of a book of accounts dating from 1561–75.  It mentioned that the account book contains a 38-stanza poem that ‘begins “When all that is to was ys brought / As all that hath byn is” and ends “Maye rest in rest aye restyngly / Amen quoth John Heywood” [John Heywood ?1497-?1580]’, with the name ‘Thomas Good at the end’.  I was intrigued: was the poem by Good or Heywood?…...