Richard Lovelace: Royalist Poetry in Context, 1639–1649
This thesis is a literary-critical, contextual study of important poems by Richard Lovelace (1617–1657) printed in Lucasta (1649). It is based on an examination of all Lovelace’s poems and manuscript remains, and of contemporary poems, pamphlets and newsbooks. Those of Lovelace’s poems selected for detailed examination emerge as activist interventions in royalist political debates of the 1630s and 1640s. Their place in the vibrant literary and polemical culture on which Lovelace drew, and to...[Show more]
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