Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Tudor Manuscripts 1485-1603

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Tudor Manuscripts 1485-1603

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Tudor Manuscripts 1485-1603, ed. A. S. G Edwards, EngHsh Manuscript Studies 11 00- 1700, Volume 1 5 (London: The British Library, 2009). vi + 280 pp. ISBN 978-0-7123- 5063- 1. £50.00. The fifteenth volume of this annual periodical devoted to manuscript studies in relation to literary and intellectual history marks the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII. Essays range over issues of manuscript kind, content, and production, and address a variety of genres and individual authors. Jason Powell looks at marginalia, authorship, and editing in manuscripts of Wyatt's verse; Julia Boffey considers the case of a Tudor hybrid book (London, British Library, Add. MS 18752); and Carol Meale probes the structure and content of John Colyns' s Book. Joyce Boro explores sixteenthcentury romance manuscripts, and the relation of miscellaneity and history; Tamara Atkin offers a reconsideration of the manuscript of The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom, and Pat Naylor discusses scribes and secretaries of the Percy earls of Northumberland. …

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