Synopses & Reviews
This major new reference book presents more than 700 biographies of Shakespeare's contemporaries and richly illustrates the variety and complexity of the life of the period he lived. With its useful glossary of unusual terms, and extensive cross-references, this invaluable book emphasizes the cultural continuity between the last phase of Elizabethan England and the Jacobean age, and the authors also pay attention to American connections. This extensive and detailed study will be invaluable to all those interested in Shakespeare and his times.
"... the book is a handy and well-organized compendium for ready-reference." --American Reference Books Annual 2000
About the Author
was Head of the History Department of Highgate School, London.
Veronica Palmer, recently deceased, was a classics graduate of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. They have jointly authored many works.
Table of Contents
This book sold well in hardback and will appeal to an even wider audience as a trade paperback, and I welcomed the opportunity to broaden the readership for this classic historical reference work. Preface * Classified List of Entries * Notes on Sources * Biographies * Glossary