Synopses & Reviews
This book focuses primarily on the work of the two most successful courtier poets, Sir Thomas Wyatt (c. 1503-1542) and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547). Their poetry is considered in the contexts of their careers, of the writing of contemporaries, and of the political and social conditions within which they lived. This volume presents readings of the full range of each poet's writing, from amorous Italianate songs and sonnets, to classic epigrams and satires, and reformist psalm paraphrases.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -209) and index.