Not Just the Tudors / Bloody Massacres and the Puritan Poet

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Dowriche, the wife of a Puritan minister from Devon, wrote a long and gory poem about the Religious Wars in France. The French Historie was one of the few sixteenth century books written entirely by a woman. In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Suzannah Lipscomb talks to historian Dr. Joanne Paul about Dowriche, who was also one of the first English writers to draw on Machiavelli, and whose works possibly inspired both Marlowe and Shakespeare.  


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