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.
One aim of the Breviary was to defend the traditional British history popularised by Geoffrey of Monmouth - which traced the earliest kings of Britain to the Trojan exile Brutus - against the Italian humanist historian Polydore Vergil
, "who sought not only to obscure the glory of the British name, but also to defame the Britons themselves with slanderous lies".
The last Plantagenet and the last ruling monarch to die in combat was said by Tudor chronicler Polydore Vergil
to have been buried in a Leicester Franciscan House, three days after the fight.
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.
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".
1513-18), Polydore Vergil
's Anglica Historia (History of England) (1534, written c.
His subject was explored on two levels: how historiography served to stimulate a new national self-consciousness in the countries of Europe (example: Polydore Vergil
), and how historiography affected discourse on the regional level (example: Erasmus Stella).
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.