Another book I have which I call 'The Supplement to Polydore Vergil
,' which treats of the invention of things, and is a work of great erudition and research, for I establish and elucidate elegantly some things of great importance which Polydore omitted to mention.
Headley explores representative figures of the era involved in the colonization/evangelization of the New World, such as the "Jesuit-turned-humanist" Giovanni Botero, the humanist Polydore Vergil
, the Jesuit missionary Jose de Acosta, and the Spanish viceroy of Peru, Francisco de Toledo.
Harri was to spend the next seven years at Raglan where, according to the Tudor chronicler Polydore Vergil
, he later recalled being "kept as prisoner, but honourably brought up with the wife of William Herbert".
The early humanist historians in England, Polydore Vergil
and Thomas More, bore some essential similarities to medieval constructions of "history" and its purpose, though one of their central departures from the medieval writers was that the humanist historians saw historical exempla more often as potential political and civic models than as moral or spiritual ones; see Antonia Gransden, Historical Writing in England: c.
It challenges the detractors of this work, aiming to present a truer likeness of Richard III through the eyes of his contemporaries, such as Dominic Mancini and the Crowland chronicler, Polydore Vergil
, More, and the earliest Tudor chroniclers, as well as modern research.
The findings are in accordance with the records from the medieval historian Polydore Vergil
, who said Richard III was buried 'without any pomp or solemn funeral.
This is in keeping with accounts from the medieval historian Polydore Vergil
, who said Richard III was buried "without any pomp or solemn funeral".
, Three Books of Polydore Vergil
's English History Comprising the Reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III, from an early translation, preserved among the mss.
For someone like Tatfrith (bishop of Whitby) little could be said; for others like William of Malmesbury, for example, more information was available (padded out by a digression, which Leland later deleted, castigating his bite noire, Polydore Vergil
, for omitting William from his Historia Anglica).
, the Italian humanist who became Henry's court historiographer, provides the account of a meeting in October 1470 between a 13-year-old Henry and Jasper and the restored Henry VI.
Edward III, King of England (1327-1377), Motto of the Order of the Garter, quoted in POLYDORE VERGIL
, HISTORIAE ANGLICAE (1535).
Exclusion applies to few humanists, and the lack of Pietro del Monte and Polydore Vergil
was forgiven, though it could be argued that they should feature in a work that will be consulted by English scholars because of cultural interaction between Italy and England; Pietro Martire Vermigli has an entry and he, like Polydore, wrote more in England than in Italy.