Royalists Write the Death of Lord Hastings: Post-Regicide Funerary Propaganda
Lachrymae Musarum; The Tears of the Muses, a volume of verse issued to commemorate the death of Lord Hastings in June 1649, has long been recognized as a covert attempt to mourn the death of Charles I. It is also susceptible to consideration as one of a number of royalist contributions to the propaganda skirmish fought out through funerary elegiac verse in the months after the regicide. Furthermore, it has not been previously noted that John Denham's and John Hall of Durham's contributions to...[Show more]
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