Edward of Woodstock had been appointed prince of Aquitaine inand so Richard was born there, in the important city of Bordeaux. His birthday of 6 January is Epiphany or Twelfth Night or the feast of the Three Kings, and rather remarkably three kings are said to have attended his baptism in Bordeaux several days after his birth. I discuss the kings' identities in my forthcoming and as yet untitled biography of Richard. Also present in Bordeaux in January was the chronicler Jean Froissart, who was to meet Richard again in England twenty-eight years later.
Paul Oursel has written the following lines: And he certainly has not his equal anywhere for covering his subject in the pointing-stick fashion. If he were a sciolist or a wrongheaded fanatic, this would be a serious evil.
But, as he is substantially right in his judgments, brimful of saying common-sense and generous feeling, and profoundly well read in his own periods and his favourite literature, Macaulay has conferred most memorable services on the readers of English throughout the world.
He stands between philosophic historians and the public very much as journals and periodicals stand between the masses and great libraries. Macaulay is a glorified journalist and reviewer, who brings the matured results of scholars to the man in the street in a form that he can remember and enjoy, when he could not make use of a merely learned book.
He performs the office of the ballad-maker or story-teller in an age before books were known or were common. And it is largely due to his influence that the best journals and periodicals of our day are written in a style so clear, so direct, so resonant.
To take a bright period or personage of history, to frame it in a firm outline, to conceive it at once in article-size, and then to fill in this limited canvas with sparkling anecdote, telling bits of colour, and facts, all fused together by a real genius for narrative, was the sort of genre-painting which Macaulay applied to history.
And to this day his essays remain the best of their class, not only in England, but in Europe.
The best would adorn any literature, and even the less successful have a picturesque animation, and convey an impression of power that will not easily be matched. And, again, we need to bear in mind that they were the productions of a writer immersed in business, written in his scanty moments of leisure, when most men would have rested or sought recreation.
Macaulay himself was most modest in his estimate of their value. It was the public that insisted on their re-issue, and few would be bold enough to deny that the public was right. Morison that the plan followed in the present edition of the Essays is due. The articles in the first group are equal in bulk to those of the three other groups put together, and are contained in the first volume of this issue.
These have also been reprinted in the chronological arrangement ordinarily followed see below in The Temple Classics 5 vols. Birth at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire.
Life at Cambridge Fellow of Trinity, Essay on Milton contributed to Edinburgh Review. Joined the Northern Circuit. Legal Adviser to the Supreme Council of India.
Work at the Indian Penal Code.
Lays of Ancient Rome. Collected edition of the Essays. Rejected at the Election of M.
England from the Accession of James ii. History of England, vols. Raised to the peerage.Her baptised name was, however, Elizabeth Tudor, daughter to King Henry VIII and his second, later beheaded wife, known to most of Europe as the “Great Whore”, Anne Boleyn.
I started reading Whitelock’s “Elizabeth’s Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen’s Court” () for an essay I was writing on the Queen and I have now.
Anne Boleyn is also an interesting character, portrayed as fairly cunning and unsympathetic but, by the end and particularly when her long-awaited son turns out to be a daughter, as much a victim of the oppressive monarchy as Henry is.
*Richard II* (–), king of England  (–99). Richard's failures have attracted more interest than the successes of greater rulers. His reign was characterized by aristocratic opposition and political schwenkreis.comd became king in aged 9. I find Anne Boleyn is such an interesting role for actresses to plumb; recently Helena Bonham-Carter gave a good spin on the role in the inventively-named TV movie Henry VIII and Natalie Dormer did the role justice on The Tudors.
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Related Posts. 19 May – The end of Queen Anne Boleyn; 19 May on the life of anne boleyn, wife of henry the eighth, a propos of miss benger’s work, entitled “memoirs of the life of anne boleyn, queen of henry the eighth.” ESSAY X.: ON THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND, AND THE NATIONAL CHARACTER OF THE SCOTCH.