Who's Who in Shakespeare's England: Over 700 Concise Biographies Of Shakespeare's Contemporaries by Alan PalmerWho's Who in Shakespeare's England: Over 700 Concise Biographies Of Shakespeare's Contemporaries by Alan Palmer

Who's Who in Shakespeare's England: Over 700 Concise Biographies Of Shakespeare's Contemporaries

EditorAlan Palmer

Paperback | May 1, 1999

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This major new reference book presents more than 700 biographies of Shakespeare's contemporaries and richly illustrates the variety and complexity of the life of the period he lived. With its useful glossary of unusual terms, and extensive cross-references, this invaluable book emphasizes the cultural continuity between the last phase of Elizabethan England and the Jacobean age, and the authors also pay attention to American connections. This extensive and detailed study will be invaluable to all those interested in Shakespeare and his times.
Alan Palmer was Head of the History Department of Highgate School, London. Veronica Palmer, recently deceased, was a classics graduate of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. They have jointly authored many works.
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Title:Who's Who in Shakespeare's England: Over 700 Concise Biographies Of Shakespeare's ContemporariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 9.24 × 6.16 × 0.82 inPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312220863

ISBN - 13:9780312220860

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Table of Contents

Preface * Classified List of Entries * Notes on Sources * Biographies * Glossary

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The historical figures of importance that inhabited England in the late 16th century were in abundance. People as diverse as Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, Queen Elizabeth the First and Shakespeare himself make up Who’s Who in Shakespeare’s England, a book containing more than 700 biographies of the movers and shakers of the day. Veronica Palmer and Alan Palmer meticulously detail the lives touched by Shakespeare with a text rich in history and vivid in its evocation of life in Elizabethan times. Including a glossary of unusual terms of the day and many cross-references, this is an ideal book for students and lovers of the Bard.

Editorial Reviews

"... the book is a handy and well-organized compendium for ready-reference." --American Reference Books Annual 2000