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Month: May 2019

The preposterous publication history of Elizabeth I’s “Golden Speech”

The preposterous publication history of Elizabeth I’s “Golden Speech”

This is a post in a series authored by our research collaborators on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here. By Kristen Abbott Bennett, Framingham State University Working in the Women Writers Online (WWO) collection, I encountered variants of Elizabeth’s “Golden Speech” presenting apparently mismatched titles and contents. For example, an initial search of the WWO collection produces two variants of Elizabeth’s “Speech to Her Last Parliament” (1642) and “Last Speech and Thanks” (1679), yet each text echoes, in varying…

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