By Arthur F. Kinney
This expansive, inter-disciplinary consultant to Renaissance performs and the area they performed to supplies readers a colourful evaluation of England's nice dramatic age.Provides an expansive and inter-disciplinary method of Renaissance performs and the realm they performed to. bargains a colorful and complete review of the cloth stipulations of England's most vital dramatic interval. provides readers proof and knowledge in addition to updated interpretation of the performs. appears to be like on the drama by way of its cultural organisation, its collaborative nature, and its ideological complexity.
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The worst abuses of this system became apparent in 1614 when the Cockayne Project was launched. It was intended to enrich a small group of investors, led by Alderman 22 Norman Jones Cockayne, by giving them control of the export of colored cloth and prohibiting the export of undyed cloth. The patentees were unable to make it work, and it was an unmitigated disaster. The price of cloth collapsed in 1616. The earl of Salisbury died in 1612, and was succeeded by the royal favorite, Robert Carr, a Scot who became earl of Somerset.
Half punitive expedition and half crusade, it was supposed to ferry the duke of Parma’s invasion army 16 Norman Jones across the English Channel. Meanwhile, Cardinal Allen, representing English Catholics from Rome, was calling on them to take up arms against Elizabeth, with God’s blessing. When the Spanish fleet was finally sighted by Admiral Howard’s scouts, a running battle began. The smaller, faster, better-armed English ships harried the Spanish, preventing them from linking with Parma’s army and forcing them to run for the North Sea.
Consequently, Parliament was convinced, in 1589, to grant an unusual double subsidy, but the subsidy Act insisted that this was no precedent; such 18 Norman Jones taxes were not to be expected as a matter of course. By 1593 Elizabeth’s Council sought a third subsidy, only to be rebuffed in the House of Commons, even though the queen had spent £1,030,000 on the war and the subsidy of 1589 had yielded only £280,000. Eventually, after an arduous debate and the intervention of the House of Lords, the Commons agreed to pay, but with bad grace.