THE PEACEABLE AND PROSPEROUS REGIMENT OF BLESSED QUEENE ELISABETH: A FACSIMILE FROM HOLINSHED'S CHRONICLES (1587). Cyndia Susan Clegg.
THE PEACEABLE AND PROSPEROUS REGIMENT OF BLESSED QUEENE ELISABETH: A FACSIMILE FROM HOLINSHED'S CHRONICLES (1587).

THE PEACEABLE AND PROSPEROUS REGIMENT OF BLESSED QUEENE ELISABETH: A FACSIMILE FROM HOLINSHED'S CHRONICLES (1587).

with an introduction by Cyndia Susan Clegg Textual commentary by Randall McLeod

  • San Marino, California: Huntington Library, 2005.
  • 12.25 x 16.25 inches
  • hardcover
  • 580 pages
  • ISBN: 0873281616
  • ISBN: 9780873281614

Price: $325.00  other currencies

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Holinshed's Chronicles contains one of the few accounts of Elizabeth's reign written during her lifetime. A contemporary history, it was subjected to censorship by the Privy Council. This facsimile edition, a compilation based on this portion of the Chronicles in copies in the Huntington's collection as well as the British Library and Cambridge University Library, documents the censorship and demonstrates that it occurred in three stages.

The Chronicles, a scrupulously produced monument to Elizabeth, is also a rich source for the study of printing practices. The base text chosen by the editors, an unusual copy in the Huntington Library, contains the largest sample of proofmarkings that survive from the sixteenth century. The proofmarkings are examined in light of contemporary printing-house practices and in relation to other copies of the work in libraries around the world. Distributed for the Huntington Library.

Cyndia Susan Clegg is a Distinguished Professor of English at Pepperdine University. She specializes in early modern print culture, censorship, Shakespeare, and English Renaissance Poetry. Her works include Press Censorship in Elizabethan England (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Press Censorship in Jacobean England (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and Press Censorship in Caroline England (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Randall McLeod is a Professor of English at the University of Toronto and is the editor of Crisis in Editing: Texts of the English Renaissance , and he has published on the subjects of typography and printing.

Distributed for the Huntington Library.