Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Writing and Reading Royal EntertainmentsFrom George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gabriel Heaton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199213115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 July 2019

The Queen and the Hermit: the Tale of Hemetes (1575)

The Queen and the Hermit: the Tale of Hemetes (1575)

(p.17) 1 The Queen and the Hermit: the Tale of Hemetes (1575)
Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments

Gabriel Heaton

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the Tale of Hemetes, performed before Queen Elizabeth as part of the Woodstock entertainment of September 1575. It examines how the entertainment echoes in complex ways the circumstances and desires of Sir Henry Lee, Lieutenant of Woodstock, and his relationship with the Queen. The chapter then turns to the manuscript of the entertainment given to the Queen by the poet George Gascoigne at New Year 1576. This was one of the most elaborate presentation manuscripts presented to Elizabeth and in it Gascoigne appropriated the text for his own purposes, using it to develop his own relationship with the Queen.

Keywords:   Woodstock entertainment, George Gascoigne, Henry Lee, Hemetes, presentation manuscripts

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .