Sir John Oldcastle, Part 2

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Michael Drayton, Richard Hathaway, Anthony Munday, Robert Wilson (1600)

Historical Records

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

F. 66v (Greg I.116)

Receued of mr Henchlow for the vse
of the Company to pay mr drayton
for the second parte of SrJhon ould
Casell foure pownd J say receud ... iiijli
per me Thomas Downton

F. 68 (Greg I.119)

dd vnto the littell tayller at the apoyntment
of Robart shawe the 12 of marche 1599 to macke
thinges for the 2 parte of owld castell some of ... xxxs

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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.

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Michael Drayton, Richard Hathaway, Anthony Munday, Robert Wilson

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