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Review of English Studies: Was Elizabeth I Richard II?

24 July 2012

In this OUPblog post, the author of a recent Review of English Studies paper, questions the authenticity of Lambarde’s ‘conversation’ with Queen Elizabeth I.

"You go to libraries and archives in search of new things, but sometimes you get waylaid by old friends. When I took a train to Maidstone one Saturday morning four years ago, I was researching a seventeenth-century politician, Sir Edward Dering. The Kent Archives have a cache of Dering letters: begging letters, affectionate letters, letters full of gossip and news. One of them came with an enclosure that caught my attention; it was the handwritten transcript of a conversation, almost a playlet."

Read the full post here.

Read the paper: Was Elizabeth I Richard II?: The Authenticity of Lambarde’s ‘Conversation’ (free for a limited time)