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'Heer Y die in thy presence': The rewriting of martyrs in and after Hoccleve

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The Remonstrance to Sir John Oldcastle by Thomas Hoccleve (c.1367–1426) was written in 1415 and survives in one of Hoccleve’s holograph manuscripts. It was later twice copied by Richard James (bap. 1591–1638), accompanied by copious notes rereading the poem in the light of Oldcastle’s then status as a proto-protestant martyr. This essay proposes that noticing James’s little-studied manuscript editions and the reading and editing practices in which they are engaged can, first, enrich the recep...

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10.1093/res/hgx067

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of English Studies Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
288
Pages:
13–31
Publication date:
2017-07-19
Acceptance date:
2017-06-09
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EISSN:
1471-6968
ISSN:
0034-655
Source identifiers:
702524
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pubs:702524
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uuid:c70ab4b6-0b87-4616-b26e-9321754c644e
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pubs:702524
Deposit date:
2017-06-30

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