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The Life of Henry, Third Earl of Southampton, Shakespeare's Patron


  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107632776

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  • 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

    Hints of readers
    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
    14. Judgments
    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

  • Author

    Charlotte Carmichael Stopes

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