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Record Number: 17293


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Roger] Ascham (1515-68) [...] visited the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey (1537-54) in 1550 and describes in [italics]The Scholemaster[end italics] (1570) how he found her reading Plato while the rest of the household was out hunting.'

Century:

1500-1599

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1550 and 31 Dec 1550

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Lady Jane Grey

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1537

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

pretender to English throne

Religion:

Protestant

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Plato

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Classics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17293

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

8

Page:

170 n.4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 170 n.4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17293, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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