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Raphael. died ?1580, English chronicler. His Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1577) provided material for Shakespeare's historical and legendary plays
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It should be first noted that post-Reformation writers of Lollard history (Tyndale, Bale, Hall, Foxe, Holinshed, and many more), reconfigured these proto-Reformation events so as to render their principals as martyrs in the Protestant cause.
In the following pages I attempt, in three movements, to create a critical vocabulary for the study of Shakespeare's history plays and Holinshed's Chronicles that does justice to Shakespeare's disregard for written historical fact, and that goes beyond construing the relationship between Shakespeare and Holinshed as one of dependence, where Shakespeare's "departures" from his "sources" ultimately reinscribe the importance of those sources.
First, Ben Jonson mockingly asks Shakespeare where the latest play comes from: "Have you been raiding poor Holinshed again?
3) Raphael Holinshed, Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 2nd ed.
The first benevolence, the one dramatized in the play, inspired Holinshed to editorialize, "many with grudge gave great summes toward that newe found ayde, which of them might bee called a Maleuolence" (qtd.
If the vogue for two-part plays like Tamburlaine encouraged serial production in the early 1590s, so too did the chronicles of Hall and Holinshed, which offered a plentiful supply of ready-made narratives ideally suited to the serial enterprise.
The references to other women in Ancient historiography leave no doubt that Holinshed was proud of the novelty and originality of his topic, "neither the crueltie of Tomyris nor yet of Fuluia is comparable to this of the Welshwomen.
Ball--who in Holinshed is represented as a raving lunatic, wandering the landscape preaching radicalism--does not begin by suggesting the overthrow of the entire social order, but instead suggests that Straw has done his country a service.
If the bills of complaint of 1450 do not mention any hostility for written culture as such, the reports of the 1381 rebellion as given by Richard Grafton or Raphael Holinshed depict the rebels's burning of all legal records and instruments and the destruction of the Savoy and of the Inner Temple (which is anachronistically ordered by Cade to his company entering in London: "Now go some and pull down the Savoy; others to th' Inns of Court.
Sometimes the issue is no more than how a phrase in Hall or in Holinshed may have sparked a cascade of metaphors, or how a particular character was created from hints in the chronicle sources.
Unlike these, the story of Arden of Faversham is "but a private matter, and therefore as it were impertinent to this history," as Holinshed says in apparent apology for including the story of Arden's murder in his chronicle.
John Stow, antiquary, chronicler, topographer, editor, collector of manuscripts, and merchant tailor, was an elder contemporary of Shakespeare whose work impinged most directly on Shakespeare's through Stow s contributions to Holinshed's Chronicles and possibly through Stew's updated (and unsuccessful) rival to Holinshed, the Annals of 1592.