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Re: Hoghton Tower Controversy
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1442  Thursday 19 August 1999.

[1]     From:   Abigail Quart <
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        Date:   Tuesday 17 Aug 1999 18:51:59 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1374 Re: Hoghton Tower Controversy

[2]     From:   James J. Hill <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 18 Aug 1999 16:09:00 -0400
        Subj:   "Lancastrian Shakespeare"


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From:           Abigail Quart <
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Date:           Tuesday 17 Aug 1999 18:51:59 -0400
Subject: 10.1374 Re: Hoghton Tower Controversy
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1374 Re: Hoghton Tower Controversy

>The fact that the plays set in Catholic countries or in Catholic eras
>depict Catholic theology does not suggest to me that WS was Catholic in
>practice or prejudice.

Funny thing happens in the opening of Henry V: Act I, scene i, the
Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Ely are having a little talk.

Cant: (Speaking of the changes in Henry's behavior) Never came a
reformation in a flood/ With such a heady currance, scouring faults./Nor
never Hydra-headed willfulness/So soon did lose his seat, and all at
once,/ As in this King./

Ely: We are blessed in the change.

Cant: Hear him but reason in his divinity,/ And all-admiring with an
inward wish/ You would desire the King were made a prelate.

So few lines, yet Shakespeare uses them to poetically move the English
Reformation back to Henry V. Now the poetically Protestant prelate-King
Henry can proceed to give the Catholic French a real beating.

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From:           James J. Hill <
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Date:           Wednesday, 18 Aug 1999 16:09:00 -0400
Subject:        "Lancastrian Shakespeare"

Those interested in the Hoghton Tower controversy may be interested in
reading the "Letter from Lancaster" by Katherine Duncan-Jones in the
latest TLS (August 13, 1999:  No.50280 on page 15).  It is a brief
account of the conference with a reproduction of Cattermole's painting
of James I's visit to the Tower.

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