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Campaign Journals of the Elizabethan Irish Wars

In this review-essay, Willy Maley gives extended consideration to what he describes as “a treasure-chest of information on the workings of the English colonial administration in Spenser’s lifetime”:



“Some years ago Bert Hamilton said to me at a Spenser conference, ‘Soon we’ll know it all.’ Reading David Edwards’s collection of nineteen journals from the archives of Elizabethan Ireland, it becomes clear that we may never know it all.”

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"Campaign Journals of the Elizabethan Irish Wars," Spenser Review (Winter 2016). Accessed April 14th, 2024.
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