King Henry VIII | Critical Essay by Annabel Patterson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of King Henry VIII.
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Critical Essay by Annabel Patterson

SOURCE: “‘All Is True’: Negotiating the Past in Henry VIII,” in Elizabethan Theater: Essays in Honor of S. Schoenbaum, edited by R. B. Parker and S. P. Zitner, University of Delaware Press, 1996, pp. 147-66.

In the following essay, Patterson explores the relationship of Henry VIII to Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles, noting that Shakespeare often modified facts in order to achieve a desired dramatic or thematic outcome.

Wherein we are to crave pardon that we may plainelie declare and tell the truth: for in all histories the perfect and full truth is to be alwaies opened, and without it the same wanteth both authoritie and credit: … And yet the philosophers are of the opinion, that we ought to reverence so the higher powers in all maner of offices and dueties, as that we should not...

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