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These particular women are, as the introduction clearly sets out, worthy of their first book-length )] TJ ET BT 34.016 194.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(study; not only were all five given an unusual and thorough humanist education by their enlightened father, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 180.659 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Anthony Cooke, but all married men of significant political weight, most notably Queen Elizabeth?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 166.403 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Secretary of State William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and her Treasurer, Sir Nicholas Bacon. Allen makes a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 152.147 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(strong case for the historiographical gap she seeks to fill. While specific aspects of either their education, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 137.891 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(their religious networks or their political influence have received a modicum of scholarly attention, no )] TJ ET BT 34.016 123.635 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(existing work has sought to examine these women?s entire experience.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 373.952 123.635 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(1\))] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 373.952 122.241 m 387.944 122.241 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 387.944 123.635 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( By doing so, this study therefore )] TJ ET BT 34.016 109.379 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(builds on the seminal work of Barbara Harris, who redefined ?the political? to allow the integration of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 95.123 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(women into broadly conceived political narratives during the late medieval and early Tudor period.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 510.596 95.123 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(2\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 510.596 93.729 m 524.588 93.729 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 80.867 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Allen?s work extends this approach across the rest of the 16th century. 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Usually examined only in relation to royal women of this period, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Allen argues that education presented ?a way in which individual women could negotiate the patriarchal )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(restrictions placed upon them by early modern society? \(p. 10\). As such this study not only underlines the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(relevance of noblewomen to our understanding of early modern politics, but adds to the ongoing discussion )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(concerning the nature and exercise of patriarchal rule during this period.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(A broad source-base is used throughout and is a major strength of this work. The Cooke sisters are generally )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(known for their translations and original writings in English and classical languages. While Allen naturally )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(plumbs these texts, offering new contexts and interpretations, she also delves into letters, portrait and tomb )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(iconography, church registers, and household accounts, many of which are found among less well-known )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(collections or in local record offices. This combination of what might be termed ?literary? sources alongside )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(more traditional historical sources should be applauded. Archival recovery work of this nature is always )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(difficult and time-consuming but this is particularly the case when the subjects are female, since gender bias )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(through the ages means that finding aids are rarely geared towards this purpose. Allen?s work in this respect )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(is impressive, and ? encouragingly ? suggests there may well be considerably more material to be mined for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the study of early modern women.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The nature of the source material has, Allen tells us, strongly informed the structure and remit of the book. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The capricious survival of her sources means that while there were five Cooke sisters, substantial material )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(exists only for two, or perhaps three at a push. The book is therefore necessarily weighted towards those two )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and Allen has sensibly placed the emphasis not on biographical concerns, but on the themes which appear )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(most often: education, piety, and politics, and combinations thereof. Nevertheless, by uncovering unknown )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(or unexplored aspects of these women?s lives, the book does perform valuable biographical service and is a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(useful addition to the necessary work of fleshing out the female characters of this period. Allen is also able )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to engage in considerable ?myth-busting? for the Cooke sisters; for instance, she is able to disabuse readers )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of the oft-repeated illusion that the sisters? father, Anthony Cooke, was tutor to Edward VI and that Anne, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the eldest sister, assisted him in this. Instead, Allen suggests that Cooke was probably one of Edward?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?readers? after the retirement of Richard Cox in 1550, and there is no evidence of Anne?s involvement \(p. 1\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 389.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapter one of six is concerned with the reconstruction of practical aspects of the sisters? education in order )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to add to our knowledge of early modern reading practices, and contextualise this against prescription. To )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(this end it comprises analysis of relevant prescriptive texts, a reconstruction of their libraries, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(consideration of the relationship between their particular learning and the traditional )] TJ ET BT 441.608 347.045 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(studia humanitatis)] TJ ET BT 530.624 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(There are daunting methodological issues here but they are frankly appraised; while it is extraordinarily )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(difficult to reconstruct the reading of a married woman, since her books usually become subsumed into her )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(husband?s library, the habitual use of complementary sources allows Allen to show that the Cookes? reading )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(general went far beyond even that prescribed for royal women. The way that the sisters? individual )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(ownership marks are used to shed light on their marital relationships is a fascinating example of this study?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contribution to the study of early modern female lifecycles. The comparison of the Cookes? education with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that of their typical male contemporaries is instructive; but though comparisons are made with Lady Jane )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Grey and Princess Elizabeth, little indication is given of the normality or otherwise of the Cooke sisters? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(experience in this regard.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapter two moves onto ?the power of the word?, focusing on the Cookes? own writing in the form of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(translations, verse compositions, and drama. The chapter is centred around a quote from Elizabeth Cooke-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hoby-Russell: ?Quod licuit feci, vellum mihi plura licere? \(I have done what was allowed, I wish more were )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(allowed of me\) but in apparent contention with this statement, Allen argues that their achievements were in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fact considerable despite the limitations generally placed on women?s expression in the public arena, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that their classical education was the vehicle for these achievements. Close reading of their literary outputs )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(forms the bulk of this chapter and there is much re-dating and re-contextualising which is of undoubted )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(value to literary historians or scholars of early modern print culture. Allen is rightly firm in her assertion that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(translation functioned both as a literary work in its own right, and provided opportunities for these women to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(voice their opinions.)] TJ ET endstream endobj 22 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 25 0 R ] /Contents 23 0 R >> endobj 23 0 obj << /Length 7460 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 784.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapters three, four and five move onto more prosaic employments and take female counsel, political )] TJ ET BT 34.016 770.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(networks, and religious networks as their respective foci. Chapter three argues that the sisters? humanist )] TJ ET BT 34.016 755.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(education gave them greater scope to offer advice, and thus added an extra dimension to their letters of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(petition. However, Allen is careful to note that this did not necessarily translate into concrete success, either )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in terms of gaining patronage or a positive response to often-unwanted advice; what it may have done was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(help to ?improve the odds? \(p. 116\). Chapter four builds on the examination of the Cooke sisters? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interactions with those around them by considering their political networks, and the role they played within )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(them. Using terminology derived from Sharon Kettering?s seminal work on early modern patronage \(though )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(this is not included in the bibliography\), Allen analyses the Cooke sisters? roles as ?brokers? of patronage on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(behalf of their politically influential husbands.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 256.664 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(3\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 256.664 654.771 m 270.656 654.771 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 270.656 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( There is clear scope here for further work on women?s role )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in diplomacy. The sub-section ? all chapters are helpfully sub-sectioned in this way ? on the female )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(intermediary and family networks is particularly noteworthy, as it provides fascinating evidence that these )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(women were able to choose whether or not to support suits of patronage from family members; the idea of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?obligation? was apparently conceived more loosely than many studies suggest. It would be interesting to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(hear more of Allen?s views on the rationale behind these decisions. The uncovering of Elizabeth?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(involvement in high politics, namely as an intermediary between the Cecil and Essex circles during the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1590s, is a textbook example of the reasons for studying noblewomen; it provides a new angle onto well-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(known high political events.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapter five on religious networks is equally instructive. It follows recent scholarship in arguing that while )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the Cooke sisters are understood as generically ?Puritan?, Puritan beliefs actually ?encompassed a wide )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(spectrum of opinion? \(p. 167\). Given the prominence of religion in the sisters? lives ? a view bolstered by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(this chapter ? a reconstruction of their religious networks is a valuable addition to the book, and has been )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(undertaken with characteristic thoroughness. Allen notes that while it may seem anachronistic to consider )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political and religious networks separately, the lives of the Cooke sisters warrant this treatment. Anne, for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(instance, was apparently happy to engage in religious patronage, but shied away from explicitly ?political? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(activity ? a distinction which might be worthy of more detailed exploration in light of the book?s self-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(proclaimed use of Barbara Harris?s more inclusive definition of ?the political?. The complexity of family )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(networks for women is particularly well illustrated here, showing that the sisters could work with, but also in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(opposition to, each other or their husbands.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The final chapter concerns responses to the Cooke sisters in light of their education, arguing that they were )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(praised by contemporaries for their scholarship not as a reaction to their exclusion from politics, but because )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(it enabled them to become more involved as intermediaries than might otherwise have been the case. This )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(chapter is especially strong on the importance of lifecycle to the sisters, highlighting the problems )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(widowhood caused for Elizabeth and Anne. It also argues that further work is needed on the boundaries )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(between public and private for women during this period.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 249.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The book is concerned throughout not simply to reconstruct the sisters? experience of education, but to ask )] TJ ET BT 34.016 235.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(what use it had in their daily lives, and concludes that while it did not necessarily make them more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 220.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(successful in their fields of influence, it created more opportunity for success through public and private )] TJ ET BT 34.016 206.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(expression. While comparison is drawn with ?women? in a general sense throughout, I suspect the book may )] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(have benefited from more direct comparisons with specific women of similar status, as one is left with the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(question of the Cooke sisters? collective uniqueness ? and therefore their value to other scholars within the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(field. If their education made them particularly unusual, as the book seems to suggest, is this accomplished )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interweaving of education and politics condemned to remain an isolated, unrepeatable scholarly endeavour? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Similarly if the sisters were so unique, should readers hesitate to use them to illustrate the more general )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(experience of early modern women? This perhaps suggests that the field requires a more general study of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(education of aristocratic women during this period, if such a thing is possible.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 80.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Though Allen carefully emphasises the thematic value of her work above its biographical impact, it was at )] TJ ET BT 34.016 66.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(times difficult to keep the sisters disentangled and the reader may struggle to come away with a clear sense )] TJ ET BT 34.016 52.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of their individuality. Though this is in many ways an unavoidable difficulty with prosopographical work, I )] TJ ET endstream endobj 24 0 obj [22 0 R /Fit] endobj 25 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 26 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 256.6637 655.0855 270.6557 666.9655 ] >> endobj 26 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 27 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 29 0 R 31 0 R 33 0 R 35 0 R ] /Contents 28 0 R >> endobj 28 0 obj << /Length 4861 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(wonder if judicious adjectives might have been employed to give a greater sense of their different characters, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which would in turn have helped to maintain biographical continuity between the well-conceived thematic )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(chapters. It would also be extremely interesting ? though perhaps not possible given the surviving source )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(material ? to see an exploration of the Cooke sisters? own feelings towards and thoughts about their )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(education, its uses or disadvantages in their various milieus. Elizabeth?s statement that she had done what )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was allowed, but wished she could have done more, is a fascinating insight into women?s own conception of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the limitations placed upon them; but Allen does not speculate as to what Elizabeth meant by this. What )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(more did she want to do? Did any of the sisters feel that their education had disadvantaged them in the eyes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of their contemporaries; did they wish they could be contented with less; did they resent the fact that it did )] TJ ET BT 34.016 668.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(not appear to open as many doors as it did for men?)] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Something the book does particularly well is continue to break down the barrier between what is perceived )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(as ?public? or ?private? during this period, not only for women but in a general sense. It is made clear, as is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(increasingly the case in this field, that these women took public roles, and that they were not only expected )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to do so but lauded for their successes in the political arena. It should be emphasised that they were not )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(alone, though the book makes a good case for their particular circumstances granting them entry into certain )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(arenas, notably diplomacy, which may have remained closed to other women. This book not only adds to our )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(knowledge of early modern women?s experience, but brings together the adjacent historiographies of female )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(education, piety, and political roles. Allen achieves her well-defined aims, and her work is a valuable )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(addition to the field of early modern history.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 492.963 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(Notes)] TJ ET BT 48.816 462.346 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 462.341 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(See, for instance, P. Croft, ?Mildred, Lady Burghley: the matriarch?, in )] TJ ET BT 409.628 462.341 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Patronage, Culture and )] TJ ET BT 64.016 448.085 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Power: The Early Cecils)] TJ ET BT 183.008 448.085 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, ed. P. Croft \(London, 2001\), pp. 283?300.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 390.992 448.085 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(1\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 390.992 446.691 m 444.980 446.691 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 48.816 433.834 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 433.829 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(B. J. Harris, ?Women and politics in early Tudor England?, )] TJ ET BT 352.640 433.829 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Historical Journal)] TJ ET BT 441.644 433.829 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, 33 \(1990\), 259?81.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 64.016 419.573 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(2\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 64.016 418.179 m 118.004 418.179 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 48.816 405.322 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(3.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 405.317 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Sharon Kettering, )] TJ ET BT 152.336 405.317 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Patrons, Brokers, and Clients in Seventeenth-Century France)] TJ ET BT 448.304 405.317 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \(New York, NY, and )] TJ ET BT 64.016 391.061 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Oxford, 1986\).)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 135.668 391.061 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(3\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 135.668 389.667 m 189.656 389.667 l S 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 34.391 374.335 526.499 1.500 re S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 356.555 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Source URL:)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 104.672 356.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1605)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 104.672 355.161 m 328.316 355.161 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 330.184 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Links:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 315.784 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([1] http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/item/73579)] TJ ET endstream endobj 29 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 30 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 390.9917 447.0055 444.9797 458.8855 ] >> endobj 30 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 14 0 R >> endobj 31 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 32 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 64.0157 418.4935 118.0037 430.3735 ] >> endobj 32 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 17 0 R >> endobj 33 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 34 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 135.6677 389.9815 189.6557 401.8615 ] >> endobj 34 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 24 0 R >> endobj 35 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 36 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 104.6717 355.4755 328.3157 367.3555 ] >> endobj 36 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1605) >> endobj xref 0 37 0000000000 65535 f 0000000008 00000 n 0000000073 00000 n 0000000119 00000 n 0000000342 00000 n 0000000379 00000 n 0000000575 00000 n 0000000671 00000 n 0000005246 00000 n 0000005355 00000 n 0000005465 00000 n 0000005574 00000 n 0000009135 00000 n 0000009263 00000 n 0000009347 00000 n 0000009376 00000 n 0000009504 00000 n 0000009540 00000 n 0000009569 00000 n 0000009696 00000 n 0000009732 00000 n 0000009797 00000 n 0000017195 00000 n 0000017279 00000 n 0000024792 00000 n 0000024822 00000 n 0000024950 00000 n 0000024986 00000 n 0000025091 00000 n 0000030005 00000 n 0000030133 00000 n 0000030188 00000 n 0000030315 00000 n 0000030370 00000 n 0000030498 00000 n 0000030553 00000 n 0000030681 00000 n trailer << /Size 37 /Root 1 0 R /Info 5 0 R >> startxref 30777 %%EOF