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Kevin De Ornellas is lecturer of English Renaissance Literature at University of Ulster, Coleraine.
Acknowledgments and Preface, i. Introduction Chapter One, “Pricked More with the Spur then the Provender”: Hungry Horses and WoodstockChapter Two, Agency and/or Containment? Man/Woman and Horse/Rider Relationships in Early Modern EnglandChapter Three, Trampling on the Bald Pate: Morocco the Wonder Horse and the Humiliation of St Paul’sChapter Four, Laying the World on Your Mare: the Corrupt Horse-Race in Shirley’s Hide ParkeChapter Five, Constructed Combatants: Political Steeds Before, During, and After the Civil WarsConclusionBibliography
Each chapter contains a wealth of contextual and textual references, and De Ornellas characteristically moves across a variety of forms of writing and historical evidence. . . .There is analysis in each chapter that illuminates the main texts considered (the reading of Shirley’s Hide Park is particularly successful and stimulating) and that enables greater understanding of the importance of horse talk.
— Renaissance Quarterly