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Old 01-01-2019, 12:47 PM   #43
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Queen Elizabeth I’s court was steeped in esoteric thought. Edmund Spenser’s magical poem The Faerie Queene and his Neoplatonic hymns in Elizabeth’s honor, published in the 1590’s, were a direct challenge to the Counter-Reformation and their attitude to heretical nature of Renaissance philosophy. The poem, inspired by the Order of the Garter, follows several knights, like the Redcrosse Knight, the hero of Book One who bears the emblem of Saint George. Additionally, Christopher Marlowe wrote Doctor Faustus, a play developed from the Faust legend, in which a sorcerer sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge.
when the people in power want you dead, just existing is a revolutionary act
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