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The Cavaliers of the English Civil War

John Stubbs

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W. W. Norton & Company
19 September 2011
In the followup to his vivid, ardent, and engaging John Donne: The Reformed Soul (New York Review of Books), John Stubbs finds his next subject in the turbulent period of the English Civil War. With a centuries-old conflict between the monarchy and Parliament threatening to explode, a group of poets known as Cavaliers emerged to defend the king against the Protestant reformers and, in doing so, defined an artistic movement exemplified by lines such as Robert Herrick's Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. Often imagined as elegant gentlemen, chivalrous and dandified, they were just as likely to be found in the form of the degenerate Sir John Suckling or the syphilitic William Davenant. Biographer Stubbs sheds light on this groundbreaking group of men, on their world and their journeys through it, in peace and war, from the Blackfriars Playhouse to the battlefields of King Charles's kingdoms.
By:   John Stubbs
Imprint:   W. W. Norton & Company
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 238mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 43mm
Weight:   939g
ISBN:   9780393068801
ISBN 10:   0393068803
Pages:   549
Publication Date:   19 September 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War

Part history, part gossip, vastly erudite and mostly tedious work dealing with the heirs of Shakespeare and their part in fostering the English Civil War....A highly detailed, scholarly work not for general readers.

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