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We might expect Jack, as the leader of this demonstration, to pursue further political influence or even come to embody some sort of alternative bourgeois nationalism. But Jack insists on returning to his Newbury sphere. When he is elsewhere offered a knighthood (that would presumably elevate him to a much wider scope), he humbly declines and asks that the King ‘let me live a poore Clothier among my people’ in part so that ‘I may still keepe in minde from whence I came’ (49). ’ The story of Jack’s life is that of a broad cloth weaver’s ascent to fame and fortune, but it only goes so far.

Phineas Fletcher’s poems frequently celebrate the ‘Kentish Nymphs’ to whom he ‘often pipes and often sings’121 while Michael Drayton concludes in ‘An Ode Written in the Peake [Derbyshire]’ that he cannot write poetry until he first familiarizes himself with the geographical region in which he is writing. The geographical explosion of the 1570s and 1580s had done its work: the local consciousness that it fostered came to infuse a variety of non-geographical genres. Local ideologies As a result, local places appear with increasing frequency in the works of the period.

In respect they are evermore groaning under the remedylesse burden of the oppressive purveyors and takes’ (15). Although Robert Reyce doesn’t overtly validate this viewpoint that other shires seem to have, he does go on to give examples of collecting officers who have exceeded their commission on occasion, and even reprints a local redress document from as recently as 1592. As local communities were drawn further into the life of the nation, many of them discovered that there was a price to be paid.

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