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Re: Historical Accuracy
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0845  Monday, 16 April 2001

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 11 Apr 2001 11:34:14 -0500
        Subj:   Historical Accuracy

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 11 Apr 2001 10:53:57 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0833 Re: Historical Accuracy

[3]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 11 Apr 2001 15:35:17 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0820 Historical Accuracy


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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Wednesday, 11 Apr 2001 11:34:14 -0500
Subject:        Historical Accuracy

I appreciate Kozuka's response.  I hope that my comments are not taken
as piling on, that is not my intent at all.

>Many copies of his translation were seized and
>burned, as was Tyndale himself.

Memory does not serve: were copies of Tydale's Bible burnt with his
body?  The idea that Tyndale was strangled and then his body burnt is
not consonant with my impression of the transpirings. I may be wrong,
but I thought he was taken to the pile and strangled at the post
immediately prior to the conflagration.  I think that I ought also to
have remembered the Martyr's (Foxe's?) last words, about opening the
King of England's eyes, but I don't have them handy.

All the best,
R. A. Cantrell

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 11 Apr 2001 10:53:57 -0700
Subject: 12.0833 Re: Historical Accuracy
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0833 Re: Historical Accuracy

Takashi Kozuka recommends,

>To SHAKESPEReans who want to
>know more about Cranmer [. . .] Diarmaid MacCulloch's Thomas
>Cranmer: A Life (1996). (It's nearly 700 pages, though!)

Those who want a review before plunging into the nearly 700 pages, might
want to see mine, at EMLS:  http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/04-3/lawrrev.html

Cheers,
Se

 

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