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Open Access 'The Cry Of The Royal Blood': Revenge Tragedy And The Stuart Cause In The Dutch Republic, 1649-1660

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'The Cry Of The Royal Blood': Revenge Tragedy And The Stuart Cause In The Dutch Republic, 1649-1660

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The Dutch Republic was pivotal in the royalist efforts. The Dutch editions of the Defensio are an interesting case for at least two reasons. First, notwithstanding the repeated ban, the editions proclaimed their status as royal propaganda with remarkable openness. In the second place, the prefatory poems in the vernacular editions signal an alliance between the royalist propagandists in the United Provinces and several members of the literary elite of Holland. This chapter provides understanding of the significance of that alliance, from the political as well as from the literary perspective. It explores the royalist rhetoric of revenge that was employed by Dutch poets and playwrights in response to the regicide, in some cases before the publication of the Defensio, but mostly after it.

Keywords: Defensio; Dutch poets; Dutch Republic; Holland; playwrights; prefatory poems; United Provinces; vernacular editions

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