Roman Invasions: The British History, Protestant by John E. Curran Jr.

By John E. Curran Jr.

This publication describes how the Renaissance realizing of historic Britain remained laid low with medieval conceptions. the cause of this final medievalism was once that the culture in keeping with Geoffrey of Monmouth turned so appropriate to Protestant patriotism nice many Protestant English writers clung to it or have been inspired by way of it regardless of its obvious ancient inaccuracies. Drayton, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton determine prominently, yet quite a lot of authors is taken into account.

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By John E. Curran Jr.

This publication describes how the Renaissance realizing of historic Britain remained laid low with medieval conceptions. the cause of this final medievalism was once that the culture in keeping with Geoffrey of Monmouth turned so appropriate to Protestant patriotism nice many Protestant English writers clung to it or have been inspired by way of it regardless of its obvious ancient inaccuracies. Drayton, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton determine prominently, yet quite a lot of authors is taken into account.

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The Catholic Broughton saw and exploited this weakness effectively.

25 Any poeticizing of Galfridian events and peo- .......................... ’’ No matter how deeply meaningful the competition with Rome became, historicity did make a difference, and their tentativeness toward and ineptitude at rendering the Galfridian tradition into poetry shows the poets’ grappling with this problem. Each phase of the competition with Rome received this sort of treatment by poets, who felt its potential for national celebration and opposition to Roman tyranny, but who also demonstrated its untranslatability to historical poetry.

But he is also capable of referring to Belinus and Brennus, hallmarks of the competition with Rome (110, 153). In any case, this engagement with the British History is unnecessary and bespeaks a wish that something of native historical tradition might contribute to England’s picture of its ancient past—that Britain might not have to yield complete control over the truth to the Romans. Rogers is easily seen as exemplifying the combination of two mentalities, committed humanism and committed Protestantism,18 which could agree very well together.

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