ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Bolton

(1575-1634 fl.)


A Catholic, Edmund Bolton (or Boulton) entered Trinity College Cambridge as a pensioner in 1589 before removing to the Inner Temple. A retainer of the duke of Buckingham, he was published in England's Helicon and proposed the foundation of an English academy to James I (1617). Bolton knew William Camden and corresponded with the antiquarian and collector, Sir Robert Cotton. Denied a public career on account of his religion, he was impoverished in later life and spent time in the Fleet and Marshalsea.


TEXT RECORDS:

1600Theorello. A Sheepheards Edillion.
1618 ca.[On the English Poets, in Hypercritica.]

PUBLICATIONS:

Tricorones, sive soles gemini in Britannia. 1607.
The elements of armories. 1610.
Hypercritica, or a rule of judgment for writing or reading our history's. 1618?
The Roman histories of Lucius Florus [trans.] 1619.
Nero Caesar, or monarchie depraved. 1624.
The cities advocate. 1629.
Hypercritica: or a rule of judgement for writing or reading our history's. 1722.