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Re: [pepysdiary] History in the Making: How Early Modern Britain Imagined Its Past

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  • Terry Foreman
    Thinks, Michael. This links to some really great stuff.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 2, 2008
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      Thinks, Michael. This links to some really great stuff.

      At 08:32 AM 2/2/2008 +0000, you wrote:
      >Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.,
      >January 24­May 17, 2008 10am­5pm
      > Curator(s): Alan Stewart and Garrett Sullivan
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      >Early modern Britain sought in numerous ways to reconcile its present
      >with a past visibly at odds with it. Facing the dynastic and religious
      >upheavals caused by the Wars of the Roses and the Protestant
      >Reformation, the British tried to account for their present by
      >rewriting the past.
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      >This exhibit considers the ways in which the early modern British
      >made, and remade, their own history. "Making History" focuses on how
      >key events, such as the controversial execution of Mary Queen of Scots
      >or the murderous Gunpowder Plot, were interpreted in the period, as
      >well as on crucial ideas that helped shaped those interpretations.
      >
      >It also examines some of the period's most important figures, both
      >real (Charles I) and imaginary (Shakespeare's Falstaff), and the roles
      >they played in the making of British Renaissance history.
      >
      >Exhibition website starting at:-
      >http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=2563
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