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Rethinking the representation of Gustavus Adolphus: The case of William Watts and The Swedish Intelligencer , 1630–33

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Between 1630 and 1633, English newsbooks resounded with tales of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden’s victories against the “popish” armies of Emperor Ferdinand II. Such literary praise has been widely associated with Calvinist disapprobation of Charles I’s pacific foreign policy. This article throws new light on the alternative, non-Calvinist sources of enthusiasm for Gustavus Adolphus in the newsbook, The Swedish Intelligencer, which portrayed the Swedish king as the figurehead of a broad, co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
Department:
CD HISTORY FACULTY
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Seventeenth Century Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Pages:
437–467
Publication date:
2018-05-29
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EISSN:
2050-4616
ISSN:
0268-117X
Source identifiers:
857967
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pubs:857967
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uuid:26730229-6928-4053-854a-bd1eba22e540
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pubs:857967
Deposit date:
2018-06-18

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