‘Balanced views of Mary I are rare. She is more often than not cast as the “Bloody Mary” of Protestant legend: reactionary, obsessive, persecuting – and, while we’re on the subject, short and ugly as well. Those who rightly seek to explode the prejudice behind that caricature can sometimes get carried away by their own passionate defence, until burning people at the stake comes to seem entirely laudable…’
A welcoming speech for first years from a somewhat pessimistic US professor.
The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began by Stephen Greenblatt
Greenblatt is one of the best known scholars of English Renaissance literature and a seminal figure in New Historicism.
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