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It therefore systematically assembles a number of previously independent )] TJ ET BT 34.016 237.683 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(arguments, in order to provide a coherent vision of the way 16th-century Englishmen ? and most of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 223.427 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Collinson?s subjects are men ? imagined their nation. Although the germs of these ideas were initially )] TJ ET BT 34.016 209.171 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(delivered together as a lecture series given at the University of Richmond, Virginia, this book represents the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 194.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(first time that his mature thoughts appear together in print. )] TJ ET BT 317.660 194.915 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(This England)] TJ ET BT 382.004 194.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( examines parliamentary outbursts, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 180.659 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(personal correspondence, religious texts and histories, highlighting the importance of patriotism, language, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 166.403 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(religion, and history along the way. After reading the book, one is left with the sense that Elizabethans were )] TJ ET BT 34.016 152.147 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(indeed constantly defining themselves as active, Protestant, and specifically )] TJ ET BT 400.964 152.147 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(English)] TJ ET BT 437.636 152.147 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, citizens. The problem )] TJ ET BT 34.016 137.891 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was that this act of self-definition could induce compromise through gruelling but constructive exchanges, or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 123.635 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(divide the nation as competing visions of Protestantism and polity clashed in multiple forums.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 97.379 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(It is also worth noting that )] TJ ET BT 163.352 97.379 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(This England)] TJ ET BT 227.696 97.379 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( is less about post-Reformation religious culture ? the work )] TJ ET BT 34.016 83.123 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Collinson is most famous for ? and more about his recent interest in early modern English politics and self-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 68.867 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fashioning. Collectively, the essays therefore present a history of England, not the British Isles as a whole. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 54.611 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Collinson himself admits this, very pointedly stating that despite the utility of what is generally referred to as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 563.315 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 549.059 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1186)] TJ ET BT 34.016 534.803 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 520.547 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Sunday, 1 January, 2012)] TJ ET BT 34.016 506.291 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 492.035 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Patrick Collinson)] TJ ET BT 34.016 477.779 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 463.523 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9780719084423)] TJ ET BT 34.016 449.267 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 435.011 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2011)] TJ ET BT 34.016 420.755 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Price:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 406.499 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(70.00)] TJ ET BT 34.016 392.243 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 377.987 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(384pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 363.731 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 349.475 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Manchester University Press)] TJ ET BT 34.016 335.219 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 320.963 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Manchester)] TJ ET BT 34.016 306.707 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 292.451 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Sarah Waurechen)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 15 0 R >> endobj 15 0 obj << /Length 7908 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the ?New British History? for answering certain questions, )] TJ ET BT 318.968 796.469 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(his)] TJ ET BT 332.972 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( questions are about the nation, and ?there has )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(never been a British nation? \(p. 3\). Although scholars like Linda Colley might take issue with such a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(statement, it is nonetheless refreshing to see an author stake his claim, for better or for worse. Moreover, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Collinson does not deny England?s place within a larger system. He merely seeks to investigate, more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(specifically, how England viewed itself as a participant in that system and in the world at large.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The book is not divided into sections, but the essays do fall into three broadly based themes: Elizabethan )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(high-political debates about what the nation should be, the link between Protestantism and English identity, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and the nation as constructed through history. The first thematic section includes chapters one through five, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and although Collinson?s classic essay on the Elizabethan monarchical republic does not appear, readers are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(asked to engage with arguments that rely on the assumption of an active political community composed of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(citizens and not subjects. Consistently, then, Collinson argues that while Sir John Neale made too much of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political divisions, Sir Geoffrey Elton underplayed them. Unsurprisingly, these contests are said to have )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(taken place in a world where religion and politics were inextricably intertwined. However, religious )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(differences did not translate simply into court factionalism, and Collinson reminds historians that religious )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(pluralism and occasional conformity were designed to mask religious diversity and facilitate political )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cooperation. At other times religious differences translated more clearly into political confrontations ? as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(during the 1578 progress ? or political pragmatism divided otherwise unified religious impulses ? as with the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(question of sending aid to Dutch rebels. These complex divisions existed throughout the politically engaged )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(community, and continued to manifest after Elizabeth?s death through the histories produced about her reign.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In an engaging essay that has hitherto often been overlooked, Collinson reinvestigates what he calls the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?Elizabethan exclusion crisis?. Here, he argues that the sustained attempt of much of the political nation to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(prevent the ascension of Mary Queen of Scots to the English throne bears a striking resemblance to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(better known Restoration events of the same name. Highlighting the 1584 Bond of Association and an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(association discovered in the Earl of Shaftesbury?s possessions in 1681, he claims that the two exclusion )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(crises had five common characteristics. These were a popular fear of Catholicism, the attempt to exclude a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Catholic successor from the throne, the fear of arbitrary government, the divergence of the interests of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political nation from those of the monarch, and the presence of a Sidney \(Sir Philip Sydney in the 16th )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(century, and in the following century, his grand-nephew, Algernon Sidney\). Moreover, Collinson notes that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(those living through the crisis of the 1680s themselves looked back on Elizabethan politics to explain and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(justify their own situation. The republication of this piece urges scholars, once again, to reconsider the nature )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and longstanding importance of the debates surrounding Mary Queen of Scots and her captivity. This is a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(worthy endeavour, but many will agree that historians should proceed with caution on this difficult terrain. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(There is a danger in attempting to draw too close parallels because of that major historical schism that stands )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(between the two crises: the civil wars and interregnum. By the 1680s, two decades disruption had taught )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(people to fear Protestant dissenters as much as they feared Catholics. Equally important, although Collinson )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(convincingly argues for independent capacity among the political nation during the 16th century, one cannot )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(deny that after the Restoration, the size of that political nation and the way in which political action was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(organized had changed dramatically.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapters six through eight function as a discussion of Protestantism and the nation, dedicating considerable )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(space to John Foxe and his )] TJ ET BT 166.004 204.485 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Acts and Monuments)] TJ ET BT 266.660 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, after examining the nature of prophetic preaching. Chapter )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(six thus reminds scholars of Collinson?s classic argument; that prophetic preaching, by its very nature, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(brought the nation together as a type of new Israel, but also provided the framework used by the godly when )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(distinguishing themselves from the community at large. The prophetic mode, he claims, was thus ?corrosive )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and divisive? \(p. 183\). Several times throughout the collection Collinson suggests that this fundamental )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(division in the nation was of central importance to the upheavals of the next century, returning to a more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.949 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(longue dur)] TJ ET BT 86.348 118.949 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(e)] TJ ET BT 97.004 118.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( approach to the causes of the civil wars. This is part of a general attempt, already noted above, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to link the histories of the 16th and 17th centuries after revisionism?s insistence on contingency and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(importance of short-term causation had effectively severed the tie between them. Such comments remind us )] TJ ET BT 34.016 76.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that a balance does indeed need to be established between too wide and too narrow a historical lens. Most )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(would agree, however, that finding this balance is painstaking work, and this speaks to the one failing of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 47.669 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(This England.)] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 7509 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As each chapter has previously had to stand alone, none of the essays were composed with the )] TJ ET BT 489.920 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(luxury of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(numerous pages required to explain the complex relationship between events separated by decades, leaving )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the proposed connections unrefined.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The other essays in this thematic section examine the )] TJ ET BT 292.316 741.701 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Acts and Monuments)] TJ ET BT 392.972 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. Rejecting William Haller?s elect )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nation thesis, Collinson reminds readers that there may still have been some sort of community formed in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(production and consumption of the text, if not in Foxe?s own personal vision. In order for this to happen )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(though, the book had to carefully balance between truth ? the truth of the historical narrative and well as the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(true faith ? and fiction ? or the literary skill necessary to interest people and convey the overarching )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(message. The godly favoured the divine and historical facts provided by the book, but it was the literary )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(artifice involved that allowed it to become a ?living text that recorded performances and invited )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(performance? \(p. 235\). The ?[t]ruth, lies and fiction? of chapter eight?s title is thus somewhat misleading, as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Collinson is actually much more concerned with locating the balance between fact and literary skill, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(understanding what that meant to Foxe?s contemporaries.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 587.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The last thematic section of the book contains essays dealing with how the nation was constructed by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 572.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(historians. In these essays, the concern is thus with historical methodologies and motivations. How does )] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Camden compare to the modern historian? What is lost when a volume is translated? What was different in a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(period before the boundaries between history, antiquarianism, and chorography where clearly established? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(And how and why was the notion of ?Merry England? deployed? In answering these questions, the William )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Camden we have lost is of special interest to Collinson, who spends a great deal of time on the original Latin )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(edition of Camden?s )] TJ ET BT 136.340 501.605 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Annales)] TJ ET BT 175.004 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. Camden, we are reminded, dwelt upon the drama surrounding the execution )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Mary Queen of Scots. And in many ways, the truly great figure of the story he told was not Elizabeth I, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(but her cousin Mary. Collinson?s work emphasizes, then, that although Camden was the first historian of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Elizabeth?s reign, he was not involved in manufacturing the myth of Gloriana. His original text was critical, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and there were a number of places where he and his colleague, Robert Cotton, later amended it so as to make )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(it more sympathetic to the virgin queen. The English translations which followed took this trend even )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(further, and lost the ?intense, epigrammatic, often ironical style and tone? of the original \(p. 257\). It was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(these later texts that unquestioningly celebrated Elizabeth, not Camden?s Latin edition.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The book closes with a chapter that attempts to better understand the motivation behind the writing of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nostalgic histories ? balancing the opening interest in a prophetic gaze forward with a longing gaze towards )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the past. Many of the men who wrote such texts were Catholic sympathizers, but this was not true in all )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cases, and Collinson offers William Lambard?s lament of lost monastic manuscripts as an example of devout )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Protestant nostalgia. Having acknowledged this, Collinson spends most of his time comparing the histories )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of John Stow and Richard Carew, and the varying degrees of sympathy for the Catholic past that each )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(possessed while remaining conformable to the Church of England. Stow, whose Catholic sympathies were )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(more pronounced, located the golden age of Merry England in the irrecoverable past, while Carew located it )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in present-day Cornwall. Collinson thus cautions against assuming that the English nation was constructed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(through histories, precisely because there were so many different visions of the past.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 220.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Overall, the collection gives the sense that Elizabethans succeeded in constructing a nation and not just a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 206.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(kingdom, despite Benedict Anderson?s famous assertion that nationalism is a modern phenomenon. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Collinson demonstrates that the political community was active and engaged, and that certain ideas, texts, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and moments in history served as rallying points around which an English national identity could form. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(problem, though, was that this identity was an unstable one, and Collinson illuminates the fissures in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Protestant discourses about the nation, and in the ways in which histories might reflect religious and political )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fault lines. For him, this explains why the nation eventually collapsed into civil war. But this ignores the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(problem of whether such constructions are ever entirely coherent and stable. Contradictions abound in any )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(identity ? individual or social, past, present and dare I say future ? so what made the inconsistencies in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(16th-century English identity so problematic? To be fair, this is not a question that Collinson set out to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(answer, and it is the mark of a good book that it raises as many questions as it poses.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 52.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As Professor Collinson passed away this year, this will, unfortunately, be his last contribution to a field )] TJ ET endstream endobj 18 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 20 0 R ] /Contents 19 0 R >> endobj 19 0 obj << /Length 2369 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which has benefited greatly from his numerous insightful books and articles. His is a voice that will be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(greatly missed. Scholars will again find his characteristically lively prose and empirically researched )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(arguments as they read through this collection, but they will also find it a very useful text for their students. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(All of the material is accessible, and the nature of the collection means that essays can easily be read alone, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in groups, or as a complete set. Furthermore, the range of material covered by Collinson is impressive and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(offers several avenues for approaching the Elizabethan national imagination. There are only two noteworthy )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(omissions: legal constructs of the nation, and the nation in literature. Collinson explains in the introduction )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that he lacks the legal expertise to pursue the former, pointing to recent work by Alan Cromartie instead. But )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the omission of literary sources, despite the fact that his title alludes so strongly to Shakespeare, is not )] TJ ET BT 34.016 668.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(addressed. Literary scholars have already produced a good deal of quality work on the subject, and it would )] TJ ET BT 34.016 653.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(have been informative to have seen Collinson?s opinion as a historian. This, however, was not Collinson?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 639.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(subject. 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