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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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Quarrels and Killings

Quarrels and Killings

53 Quarrels and Killings
Monstrous Adversary
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This chapter describes the quarrel between Oxford and Thomas Knyvet in 1582. Thomas Knyvet was the younger brother of the Sir Henry Knyvet whom Oxford swore to kill in 1580 ‘for spekeinge evell of him to his nece’. The quarrel led to the following casualties: Oxford's man Gerret (or Gerard) was killed, perhaps by Knyvet himself; Knyvet and Oxford were both wounded, Oxford the more seriously; Oxford's man Gastrell was hurt by one of Knyvet's men, while Oxford's man Harvey was wounded accidentally by Gastrell.

Keywords:   quarrel, casualties, Gastrell, Harvey, Gerret, Thomas Knyvet

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