Sir John Oldcastle, Part 2
Henslowe's Diary, Payments
F. 65 (Greg I.113):
- this 16 of october 99
- Receved by me Thomas downton of phillipp
- Henchlow to pay mr monday mr drayton & mr wilsson
- & haythway for the first parte of the lyfe of
- Sr Jhon Ouldcasstell & in earnest of the
- Second parte for the vse of the compayny
- ten pownd J say receved ... 10li
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Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues
John Foxe describes the execution of Sir John Oldcastle in Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1419 (Actes and Monuments... or Booke of Martyrs. The Variorum Edition. Sheffield: hriOnline, 2004. Web).
The Oxford DNB includes the life of Oldcastle.
References to the Play
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For What It's Worth
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Michael Drayton, Richard Hathaway, Anthony Munday, Robert Wilson
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