... Grindal was so much distinguished , that by Cheke's recommendation he was called to court as a proper master of languages for the lady Elizabeth .
He was chosen orator to the University , on the removal of Sir John Cheke to court , where he was made tutor to Prince Edward . A man once distinguished ...
... letter from the court , informing him , that he was appointed secretary to Sir Richard Morysine , who was to be dispatched as ambassador into Germany .
... and especially because it pleased your Highn this last year , not only by your letters and commandment to t Court of the Exchequer , but also by your ...
A REPORT AND DISCOURSE WRITTEN BY ROGER ASCHAM , OF THE AFFAIRS AND STATE OF GERMANY AND THE EMPEROR CHARLES HIS COURT , DURING CERTAIN YEARS WHILE THE SAID ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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.
Other editions - View all
The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
No preview available - 2020