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Timias: Towards a Religious Definition of Spenserian Honour
by Dr Stuart A. Hart

The subject of this article is Timias — Prince Arthur’s ‘dearly loued Squire’ (I.vii.37.1). Very little has been written about Timias, despite the fact that he appears in five of the six completed books of the Faerie Queene (I, II, III, IV and VI). This is hardly surprising; he does not have a book named after him, his appearances in the poem are sporadic and he tends to orbit the main events of the narrative, existing on the periphery of things rather than dominating the action. When he is the focus on attention it is often just in the light of one very specific historical allegory involving Raleigh. Read more…


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Dr Stuart A. Hart, "Timias: Towards a Religious Definition of Spenserian Honour," Spenser Review (Winter 2019). Accessed August 26th, 2019.
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