Read by Richard Mitchley, Alex Jennings & David Shaw-Parker (Unabridged: 1hr 7mins)
Featuring poems by Sir Walter Raleigh, George Herbert, Michael Drayton, Thomas Carew, Katherine Phillips, Edmund Spenser & others.
For our Renaissance Poets we start with the coming to the throne of Henry 8th in 1519. From then until its end, with the crumbling of the English Republic under Cromwell, in 1659 these poets capture a time when the World as they knew it then underwent tumultuous change.
Within their ranks were Spenser, Donne, Milton, Shakespeare, Sidney, Jonson, Marvell, Drayton. It is a list rich and sumptuous, long and gloried. In these volumes we bring all these poets and others together to illustrate this poetical canon.