Classical Poetry and “Faerie Queenes”

Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) Recognized by his contemporaries as the greatest nondramatic poet of England. In Tudor England, poetry shared the task of formal education: to prepare an informed and wise rulership. Since poetry could in this way be of value to the state, poets were patronized and officially honored. Ministers and councils of state, as well as noblemen … Continue reading Classical Poetry and “Faerie Queenes”

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