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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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Weary of an Unsettled Life

Weary of an Unsettled Life

64 Weary of an Unsettled Life
Monstrous Adversary
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This chapter presents a 6 January 1561 letter by Thomas Churchyard to Julian (or Julia) Penn, mother of Baptist Hickes, and of Michael Hickes, Burghley's private secretary. The letter concerned rooms he had taken on behalf of Oxford and his men. Because Oxford could not or would not produce the quarterly rent of £25, his aged servant Churchyard was compelled to assume the debt by taking a bond for £50 on 24 December. It also presents a 18 May 1591 letter by Oxford to Burghley, where he railed against two of his servants, Thomas Hampton and Israel Amyce; cites his claim to Waltham Forest in Essex; and proposes the acquisition of Denbeigh.

Keywords:   quarterly rent, Thomas Churchyard, Thomas Hampton, Israel Amyce

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