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Henry, Earl of Richmond
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1682  Thursday, 9 September 2004

[1]     From:   Peter Bridgman <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 8 Sep 2004 13:06:38 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1675 Henry, Earl of Richmond

[2]     From:   Dan Smith <
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        Date:   Thursday, 9 Sep 2004 10:12:31 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1675 Henry, Earl of Richmond


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From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 Sep 2004 13:06:38 +0100
Subject: 15.1675 Henry, Earl of Richmond
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1675 Henry, Earl of Richmond

 >Here's a topic:  why did Shakespeare never write a history play on Henry
 >VII (there's actually an article with this question, I think).

Probably for the same reason he didn't tackle Henry VIII until the
Tudors were gone.

Peter Bridgman

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From:           Dan Smith <
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Date:           Thursday, 9 Sep 2004 10:12:31 +0100
Subject: 15.1675 Henry, Earl of Richmond
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1675 Henry, Earl of Richmond

 >why did Shakespeare never write a history play on Henry
 >VII (there's actually an article with this question, I think).

I would be interested to read this article do you have a reference?

I had always assumed that it was because a Henry VII play would be:

a) too boring (efficient, ruthless government not a good draw)
b) too dangerous (at least during Elizabeth's reign) or see a).

Dan Smith

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