The Historical Literature of the Jack Cade Rebellion by Alexander L. Kaufman

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  • Title: The Historical Literature of the Jack Cade Rebellion
  • Author: Alexander L. Kaufman
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Date: March 2016
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780754667032

 

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Accounts of Jack Cade’s 1450 Rebellion-an rebellion of some 30,000 middle-class residents, protesting Henry VI’s insurance policies, and leading to lots of of deaths in addition to the leaders’ execution-form the dominant entry in a bunch of quasi-historical paperwork known as the London chronicles of the Fifteenth Century. However, every chronicle is inherently completely different and extremely subjective. In the first research of the main paperwork associated to the Cade Rebellion, Alexander L. Kaufman reveals that the chroniclers produced a number of representations of the occasion slightly than a single, unified narrative. Aided by up to date theories of historiography and historic illustration, Kaufman scrutinizes the differing representations and distinguishes the writers’ objectiveness, their underrated literary abilities, and their ideological positions on the rise up and fifteenth-century politics. He demonstrates how the use of figurative language is said to writing about trauma, and the way descriptions of Cade’s procession by London are a violent parody of midsummer festivals. In an exploration of authenticity in the descriptions of Cade, Kaufman additionally examines the characterization and plot gadgets that push Cade in direction of the realm of fable, displaying that representations of Cade are influenced by well-liked fifteenth-century tales of Robin Hood

 

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