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Ovine tropes and the Golden Fleece in The Merchant of Venice
Atsuhiko Hirota

contrive Shall seize one-half his goods; the other half Comes to the privy coffer of the state … (IV.i.348–54) One half of Shylock’s ‘goods’ becomes Antonio’s property, presumably to help fund a new fleet of argosies in quest of yet more Golden Fleeces. The other half goes to the exchequer (‘privy coffer

in Interweaving myths in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
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Annaliese Connolly
Lisa Hopkins

crown and sceptre Essex begins to applaud and remarks ‘We have much to do. She has cut me off from her exchequer. All she sends me are conditions. Conditions, my friends. Her conditions are as crooked as her carcase. Come, my friends, we have much to do’ (p. 524). For Essex, in this television series at least, Shakespeare’s play seems to provide the motivation for the uprising. The historical source for

in Essex
Caesar under Thatcher
Andrew James Hartley

had weathered the storm without significant distress; but the poll tax, her hostility to recent economic policies in mainland Europe, her support of the first Gulf War and her continual defiance of both public opinion and voices from within her own party culminated in the resignation of Geoffrey Howe (her deputy) and Nigel Lawson (Chancellor of the Exchequer). Finally Tory golden boy Michael Heseltine

in Julius Caesar
David M. Bergeron

May to hear the case. This commission consisted of: George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury; John King, Bishop of London; Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Ely; Richard Neile, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield; six civilians and lawyers: Sir Julius Caesar, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Thomas Parry, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Sir Daniel Dunne, Dean of the Court of the Arches; Dr Thomas Edwards

in Shakespeare’s London 1613
Amanda Bailey

follow of the Exchequer itself as an over-stuffed ‘gap[ing] hole’ that is at once empty and over-full (1.1.4). 32 Characters like Michaelmas Term who spread themselves open are shown to be generative like those men who are depicted as capable of taking in or on other men’s loads. This idea is brought home in the play’s Induction by the comparison of

in Formal matters
The Earl of Essex and Lady Penelope Rich
Chris Laoutaris

St Clement Danes tolling for his death on a cold December day towards the end of 1599. 96 During this period Lady Rich and the women who followed her lead in campaigning for the earl were also targeting the highest officials in the land, among them the Secretary of State, Sir Robert Cecil; the Lord Treasurer Buckhurst, Thomas Sackville; and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir John Fortescue. 97 It

in Essex
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Christopher Burlinson
Andrew Zurcher

This chapter contains extensive critical commentary of A Supplement of the Faery Queene, exploring Knevet's complicated and enigmatic meanings, structures and allusions.

in A Supplement of the Faery Queene
David Heffernan

the office of deputy to the chief remembrancer of the exchequer in the late 1580s and early 1590s, during which time he had acquired a reputation as a serial complainer, regularly dispatching exhaustive memoranda detailing the inadequacies of government institutions in Ireland and the corrupt activities of senior officials there.2 His targets ranged from practices such as the abuse of martial law and malfeasance amongst the exchequer officers to individuals as highly placed in the Irish administration as Adam Loftus, the archbishop of Dublin, lord chancellor of

in Dublin
Andrew Hadfield

someone who had worked as a bishop’s secretary, with a knowledge of canon law.19 The chancellor ‘had the custody of the Great Seal; all royal charters, letters patent and close and other public instruments issued out of the Chancery, and were enrolled there; his writs set in motion the courts of justice, and authorised the issue of money from the King’s Exchequer. Thus he was at first an executive rather than a judicial officer.’20 The clerk’s duties would have involved overseeing a number of ecclesiastical issues, establishing who had the right to which benefice and

in Dublin
The role of Dublin in James Yonge’s Memoriale (1412)
Theresa O’Byrne

Anglo-Irish nobles, bureaucrats, churchmen and merchants. Prominent among these manuscripts are Bodleian Douce MS 104, a copy of the C-text of Piers Plowman that was produced by scribes employed at the Irish Exchequer, and Longleat MS 29, a manuscript containing works of Christian spiritual instruction produced by legal clerk Nicholas Bellewe, probably for Ismaia Perers, wife of prominent landowner William FitzWilliam.3 Many of the literary works circulating in the Dublin area focused on spiritual or moral edification. They include copies of the works of Richard

in Dublin