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Thomas Lodge and Elizabethan Republicanism


Andrew Hadfield

University of Sussex, GB
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Andrew Hadfield’s article seeks to locate Thomas Lodge’s The Wounds of Civil War in the context of early modern English republicanism—a context which, Hadfield argues, was also to have a great deal of importance to the early Shakespeare. Hadfield sees Lodge’s play as a pivotal text in the formation of English literary republicanism, informed by classical sources and possibly using them for the audience to draw parallels to the dynastic struggles that characterised English history.
How to Cite: Hadfield, A., 2005. Thomas Lodge and Elizabethan Republicanism. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 4(2), pp.89–105. DOI:
Published on 01 Jul 2005.


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