Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (1573–1624) is widely regarded as the subject of Shakespeare's sonnets, and the two narrative poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece are both dedicated to him. Originally published in 1922, this book used the limited available material concerning Southampton to provide a biographical account of his life and connections with Shakespeare. The text was written by Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1840–1929), a renowned Shakespearean scholar, literary critic and campaigner for women's rights. Illustrative figures and addenda are also contained. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the life of Southampton, Shakespeare and literary criticism.
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- Date Published: December 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107632776
- length: 576 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
- weight: 0.84kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
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1. Lord Wriothesley's infancy
2. The boyhood of the Earl
3. The Earl's first association with St John's College, Cambridge
4. Proposals for marriage
5. The patron
6. The Earl's majority
7. Causes of gossip
8. Sea dreams and actions, 1596–7
9. The two Countesses of Southampton
10. The Irish campaign
11. The quarrel between Lord Grey of Wilton and the Earl of Southampton, 1599–1604
12. The perils of 'contempt', 1599–1600
13. The conspiracy, 1600–1
15. Clearing up
16. A lampoon of the day, 1601
17. The passing of the Tudors
18. The coming of the king
19. Festivities, 1604–5
20. The fifth of November
21. 'Some discover islands far away'
22. The occurrents in England
23. A noble gift to St John's College library
24. A long progress
25. Work in the house of Lords
26. 'Virginia Britannica'
27. The fifty-second year
28. 'Hence these tears'
29. The heir of all
Addenda: I. The paternal ancestors
II. The maternal ancestors
III. The second Earl and Countess of Southampton
IV. Southampton's contemporaries in St John's College, Cambridge
Note to chapter 21
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