Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Robert SouthwellSnow in Arcadia: Redrawing the English Lyric Landscape, 1586-95$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anne R. Sweeney

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074189

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use (for details see http://www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 December 2017

Southwell's war of words

Southwell's war of words

Chapter:
(p.194) Chapter 6 Southwell's war of words
Source:
Robert Southwell
Author(s):

Anne Sweeney

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.003.0007

This chapter explains how Southwell was able to do his pastoral duty and update the martyr imagery that was being spread in order to gain support for the Catholic cause. It studies his two last known written works which were created while he was still free, and shows that his talent for affective English rhetoric was used to emphasise the pathos and inhumanity of the events surrounding the dethroning of Mary, Queen of Scots. The chapter also studies Southwell's criticisms and political comments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, which were skilfully disguised under the light lyrics of his poetry.

Keywords:   pastoral duty, martyr imagery, Catholic cause, English rhetoric, criticisms, political comments, Queen Elizabeth I

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.