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By Andrew Hiscock

'He who recalls or remembers, thinks' declared Francis Bacon, drawing realization to absolutely the centrality of the query of reminiscence in early sleek Britain's cultural existence. The full of life debate surrounding the school had dated again to Plato at the very least. in spite of the fact that, responding to the strong impacts of an ever-expanding print tradition, humanist scholarship, the veneration for the cultural achievements of antiquity, and sweeping political upheaval and spiritual schism in Europe, succeeding generations of authors from the reign of Henry VIII to that of James I engaged energetically with the religious, political and erotic implications of remembering. Treating the works of a number of other writers from the Earl of Surrey, Katharine Parr and John Foxe, to William Shakespeare, Mary Sidney, Ben Jonson and Francis Bacon, this examine explores how the query of reminiscence was once in detail associated with the politics of religion, identification and highbrow renewal in Tudor and early Stuart Britain.

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