Artistic and Political Patronage in Early Stuart England
The Career of William Herbert, Third Earl of Pembroke, 1580-1630
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Artistic and Political Patronage in Early Stuart England explores the remarkable life and career of William Herbert, Third Earl of Pembroke.
Pembroke was one of the most influential aristocrats during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I. He was a great patron, a prominent politician and electoral manager, an entrepreneur, and a gifted poet. Yet despite his influence and many talents, Pembroke’s life has been little studied by historians. Drawing on archival material, this book throws new light on Pembroke, and demonstrates just how significant he was during his lifetime.
This book will appeal to scholars and students of early modern British history, as well as those interested in politics and patronage during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Table of Contents
1. INHERITANCE AND EDUCATION, 1580-1597
2. AT THE COURT OF ELIZABETH I, 1597-1601
3. EXILE, 1601-1603
4. AT THE COURT OF JAMES I, 1603-1612
5. THE RISE OF THE FAVOURITES, 1612-1621
6. ‘THY MOTHER’S GLASS’
7. ‘THE GREATEST MAECENAS’
8. PARLIAMENT AND POLITICS, 1621-1625
9. AT THE COURT OF CHARLES I, 1625-1627
10. THE LORD STEWARD, 1627-1630
APPENDIX 1. PEMBROKE’S LANDED INTERESTS
APPENDIX 2. ARISTOCRATIC ENTREPRENEUR
APPENDIX 3. THE PEMBROKE ‘CONNECTION’
APPENDIX 4. RECOGNIZANCES FOR DEBT
APPENDIX 5. WORKS DEDICATED TO PEMBROKE
Brian O'Farrell is a Lecturer at U3A International, Spain. He was previously a Professor at Regents College, London.