Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex
Standard Name: Essex, Robert Devereux,,, second Earl of
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Queen Elizabeth I||
Elizabeth's personal relations with her favoured courtiers employed a condescending flirtatiousness; there were persistent but unlikely rumours that she had sexual relations, first with Leicester and later with Essex , as well as wilder rumours...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Margaret Hoby|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Aemilia Lanyer||
Alfonso may (depending on whether he was the son of his father's first wife or his second) have been Aemilia's cousin; his job was the exact counterpart of her late father's. The marriage was not...
A few years later she believed, as if she had entered into one of her own fantasies for children, that she had found out the Shakespeare cipher, which comes out as definitely as the result...
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|Textual Features||Anne Bacon||
She pleads with Lord Burghley for the rights of Nonconformists, and offers penetrating political, career, and medical advice to her sons and to the Earl of Essex . In many letters she dispenses godly counsel...
|Textual Production||Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke||
Her interest in Senecan tragedy parallels that which her brother expressed in his Defence of Poesie. Hers was the first dramatic treatment of Antony and Cleopatra in English; it carried a political message, a...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Sophia Lee|
7 February 1601
Followers of the Earl of Essex attended a play at the Globe Theatre, the day before rising against Queen Elizabeth : this has been taken, probably wrongly, to demonstrate the theatre's political power.