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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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Anne Vavasor

Anne Vavasor

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This chapter describes the birth of Oxford's child with Anne Vavasor. On 21 March 1581 Anne gave birth to Oxford's son, baptized as Edward Vere. Oxford took no responsibility for his upbringing or education. The boy was raised by his mother, who despite a besmirched reputation was a woman of courage and character. In later years her son became a protégé of Oxford's inestimable cousin, Sir Francis Vere. The chapter also discusses Oxford's arrest on 29 April.

Keywords:   Edward Vere, son, arrest, Francis Vere

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