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... the University therefore appointed Ascham to read in the open schools , and paid him out of the public purse an honorary stipend , such as was then reckoned sufficiently liberal : a lecture was afterwards founded by King Henry , and ...
Sir John Hayward , a writer yet later , has , in his history of the Norman kings , endeavoured to evince the superiority of the archer to the musketeer : however , in the long peace of King James , the bow was wholly forgotten .
Nor was he wholly disappointed ; for the King rewarded him with a yearly payment of ten pounds . * A pension of ten pounds granted by a king of England to a man of letters , appears to modern readers so contemptible a benefaction ...
By the death of King Edward in 1553 , the reformation was stopped , Morysine was recalled , and Ascham's pension and hopes were at an end . He therefore retired to his fellowship in a state of disappointment and despair , which his ...
He had , during his absence in Germany , been appointed Latin secretary to King Edward ; and by the interest of Gardiner bishop of Winchester , * he was instated in the same office under Philip and Mary , with a salary of twenty pounds ...
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essential reading, from an observer in 'flat English' language at a time when world affairs centered in and around Vienna and were essentially continental.
Quoted as first liner in a fascinating book on Anglo-French Entente under le Grand Toy, Louis XIV and the Merry Monarch, Charles II.
Full of candor, at a time when the political discourse was still amenable to compromise and chivalry, gallantry, so Ascham's remarks letters oin the Habsburg Empire, hence to Metternich and his pickup by Henry Kissinger - show the long ptrocxessof diplomacy that is not necessarily mad policy.
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
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