ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Vennar

(1580 ca.-1614 fl.)


Richard Vennar (or Vennard) was born in Salisbury, studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Lincoln's Inn. "Queen Elizabeth suspected he was a double-agent when he was received so well in Scotland at a time when his mission there should not have been popular" J. W. Saunders, Biographical Dictionary (1983) 167. Vennar's Right Way to Heaven was republished in the third volume of John Nichols's Progresses of Queen Elizabeth.


TEXT RECORDS:

1602Saint George for England. And Christ for our Queene.

PUBLICATIONS:

Englands joy. 1601?
The right way to heaven; and the true testimonie of a faithfull subject: containing ... exhortations to all estates to continue ... in ... due obedience. 1601.
An apologie: written by R. V. 1614.