Churchyard, Thomas

Churchyard, Thomas,

1520?–1604, English author. In his youth he was page to Henry Howard, earl of Surrey. He spent most of his life as a professional soldier, serving in Scotland, Flanders, and France. His best-known work, the poem Shore's Wife, was contributed to the 1563 edition of the Mirror for Magistrates. Much of his work reflects his war experiences, most notably the narrative poems, Wofull Warres in Flaunders (1578) and General Rehearsall of Warres (1579).
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This chapter examines two contentions conducted through broadsides and short pamphlets: the first, between Thomas Smyth, William Gray, and others in 1540 reacts to the fall of Cromwell and debates the religious identity of a loyal subject; the second, dating from around 1551, between Thomas Churchyard, Thomas Camell, and others, argues about who can critique authority.