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Royal Wards
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0128  Tuesday, 7 March 2006

[1] 	From: 	Frank Whigham <
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	Date: 	Monday, 6 Mar 2006 10:07:58 -0600
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0114 Royal Wards

[2] 	From: 	Jim Lake <
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	Date: 	Monday, 6 Mar 2006 10:50:07 -0600
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0114 Royal Wards

[3] 	From: 	James Bromley <
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	Date: 	Monday, 06 Mar 2006 10:52:40 -0600
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From: 		Frank Whigham <
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Date: 		Monday, 6 Mar 2006 10:07:58 -0600
Subject: 17.0114 Royal Wards
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0114 Royal Wards

Lots; see Hurstfield, Joel. The Queen's Wards: Wardship and Marriage 
under Elizabeth I (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1958).

Frank Whigham

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From: 		Jim Lake <
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Date: 		Monday, 6 Mar 2006 10:50:07 -0600
Subject: 17.0114 Royal Wards
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0114 Royal Wards

Try Joel Hurstfield's THE QUEEN'S WARDS (1973).

Best wishes,
Jim Lake

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From: 		James Bromley <
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Date: 		Monday, 06 Mar 2006 10:52:40 -0600
Subject: 17.0114 Royal Wards
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0114 Royal Wards

Wardship, from what I understand, was subject to incredible abuses when 
it came to marrying off wards, and such abuses come up in several plays 
in the first decade of the seventeenth century.  I am thinking here of 
Miseries of Enforced Marriage and All's Well That Ends Well.  I would 
suggest reading around in the criticism on All's Well, as a number of 
people discuss the historical context of wardship in relation to that 
play (when I was recently researching the play, that was not the issue 
on which I was focused, so I can only remember that it came up 
frequently in discussion but I can't exactly say who had the best 
discussion of the topic).  Frank Whigham talks about wardship in 
Seizures of the Will, and there is a historical book by Joel Hurtsfeld 
called the Queen's Wards.  I hope this helps.

Regards,
Jim Bromley

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