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'Euer Obedient in His Studies': Thomas Middleton and the City, 1620–1622

Hill, T (2017) ''Euer Obedient in His Studies': Thomas Middleton and the City, 1620–1622.' The London Journal. ISSN 0305-8034

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Abstract

Thomas Middleton’s career in civic pageantry commenced at the very start of the seventeenth century, and it was consolidated in 1620 when he was appointed Chronologer of the City of London. Although the City Chronologer appointment was a token of the esteem in which Middleton was held in civic circles, these were troubled times for the nation at large as well as for the City that offered Middleton both work and kudos. His new role came during a run of bad luck for the City and his initial commissions were written during a period of political and economic crisis. This article explores the ways in which Middleton negotiated some complex civic appointments and transitions in the early 1620s, focusing on his composite work 'Honorable Entertainments compos’de for the Seruice of this Noble Cittie' and his mayoral Shows for 1621 and 1622.

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First published on 3 May 2017 before its inclusion in a specific issue.

Keywords: Thomas Middleton, Civic Pageantry, City of London, Drapers’ Company, William Cockayne, Edward Barkham
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 14:42
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/8649
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