The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1879 Thursday, 5 October 2000.
Date: Wednesday, 4 Oct 2000 11:45:21 -0500
Subject: Bullough On-Line?
Can anyone tell me if Geoffrey Bullough's *Narrative and Dramatic
Sources of Shakespeare* is on-line anywhere? In lieu of that, could
someone who has ready access to Bullough please check something for me?
In *1H4* Westmerland reports to King Henry that, after Glendower's
defeat of Mortimer, "A thousand of his people [were] butchered, / Upon
whose dead corpse' there was such misuse, / Such beastly shameless
transformation, / By those Welshwomen done as may not be / Without much
shame retold or spoken of" (1.1.42-46, Riverside ed.). Holinshed is
supposed to provide details at p. 528. What exactly did the Welshwomen
do to the corpses?
Thanks in advance,