The First and Second Volumes of Chronicles

Title

The First and Second Volumes of Chronicles

Description

Raphael Holinshed intended his “universal cosmographie” both as a comprehensive geographical and historical description and as a testament to the growing influence and prestige of English scholarship. This edition was heavily censored after publication because of its controversial interpretation of political events of the time. It has been recognized as one of Shakespeare’s most important sources. Shakespeare gleaned the basic plots of nearly all of his historical plays from Holinshed, including King Lear, Macbeth, and Cymbeline.

Creator

Holinshed, Raphael

Publisher

Hendry Denham

Date

1587

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Text

Identifier

exh00010000030007001; DA130 .H732 1587  v. 1  

Is Part Of

University of Miami Libraries, Special Collections, Special Collections Books, ASC9999. http://catalog.library.miami.edu/record=b1927858~S6, pages 28-29; http://merrick.library.miami.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/exhibits/id/77

Files

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Citation

Holinshed, Raphael, “The First and Second Volumes of Chronicles,” UM Libraries Digital Exhibits, accessed August 15, 2018, http://scholar.library.miami.edu/digital/items/show/480.