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The Lyrics of the Henry VIII Manuscript

A vibrant literary and musical reflection of the early Tudor court, the Henry VIII Manuscript (British Library Additional Manuscript 31,922) contributes to our critical understanding of court milieu and the connections between poetry and power in early Renaissance society in England — in large part because of the prominence of its chief author, the king himself. The lyrics of the Henry VIII Manuscript document the fictions of the early Tudor court constructed and upheld by the courtiers of the day, also providing a rare opportunity for witnessing the poetic and musical works of a young Henry VIII.

RAYMOND G. SIEMENS is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria and past Canada Research Chair. He is founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies, and his publications include A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS (BL Add MS 17,492), the Blackwell companions to Digital Humanities and Digital Literary Studies, and Literary Studies in the Digital Age. He directs the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, recently serving also as Vice President / Director of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences for Research Dissemination, Chair of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, and Chair of the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions.

 

A vibrant literary and musical reflection of the early Tudor court, the Henry VIII Manuscript (British Library Additional Manuscript 31,922) contributes to our critical understanding of court milieu and the connections between poetry and power in early Renaissance society in England — in large part because of the prominence of its chief author, the king himself. The lyrics of the Henry VIII Manuscript document the fictions of the early Tudor court constructed and upheld by the courtiers of the day, also providing a rare opportunity for witnessing the poetic and musical works of a young Hen...

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  • Page Count:

    176 pages

  • Publication Year:

    2018

  • Publisher:

    Iter Press
  • Series:

    • Renaissance English Text Society 39

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