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Monstrous AdversaryThe Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford$
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Alan H. Nelson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236788

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313592

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Knight of the Tree of the Sun

Knight of the Tree of the Sun

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49 Knight of the Tree of the Sun
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Monstrous Adversary
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0050

This chapter focuses on Oxford's participation in a tournament at Westminster celebrating Philip Howard's elevation to the Earldom of Arundel, on 22 January 158. The three named challengers were Oxford; Sir William Drury, a member of what had been the Oxford–Howard set; and Oxford's nephew, Frederick Windsor. It presents Oxford's speech during the tournament, which was printed in a 1592 pamphlet entitled Plato, Axiochus. A most excellent dialogue, written in Greeke by Plato. Tr. by Edw. [sic] Spenser. Heereto is annexed a speech spoken at the tryumphe at White–hall by the page to the earle of Oxenforde.

Keywords:   Oxford Set, tournament, Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel, speech

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