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Joseph William Sterrett

John Davies of Hereford, the King of Denmark & Shakespeare's Meeting of Kings: Praise Beyond Praise

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This article traces the response and style of John Davies of Hereford, 'an ordinary man' as he celebrated an extraordinary event, the state visit of the King of Denmark to the court of James I in 1606. It then draws comparisons to Shakespeare's meeting of kings some seven or eight years later at the beginning of the late history play, All is True, suggesting that the earlier poet's experience influenced the latter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

    Research areas

  • John Davies of Hereford, Shakespeare, Christian IV, King of Denmark, James I

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