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Bale, John 1495-1563

Works: 332 works in 1,760 publications in 6 languages and 18,932 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography  Controversial literature  Sources  Church history  Commentaries 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Dedicatee, Composer, Creator
Classifications: PR2209.B2, 822.2
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Kynge Johan, a play in two parts by John Bale( Book )

70 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Johan by John Bale( Book )

33 editions published between 1838 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic writings by John Bale( Book )

35 editions published between 1907 and 1966 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief promises of God unto man; God's promises by John Bale( Book )

26 editions published between 1908 and 1970 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth's glass : with "The glass of the Sinful Soul" (1544) by Elizabeth I, and "Epistle dedicatory" & "Conclusion" (1548) by John Bale by Marc Shell( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a girl of eleven, Elizabeth I translated into English a poem by Marguerite of Navarre on incest, spiritual and physical. Four years later her translation, titled "The Glass of the Sinful Soul," was published by the Protestant reformer John Bale. However ingenuous Elizabeth may have been at eleven, she surely realized the implications of the tract when she permitted new editions in 1568, 1582, and 1590. Its bearing on her own family and her precarious hold on the throne was all too obvious when dissenters accused both her father, Henry VIII, and her mother, Ann Boleyn, of adultery, when her father had sought to annul his first marriage on grounds of incest, when her mother was accused by Henry of incest, and when Elizabeth herself was deemed a bastard. Making Elizabeth's little-known work readily available to today's scholars, Elizabeth's Glass includes a photographic reproduction of Elizabeth's manuscript and a modern transcription, as well as John Bale's additions to his 1548 edition. In an erudite and penetrating introduction, Marc Shell investigates the complex political, familial, theological, and ecclesiastical forces that made Elizabeth acutely conscious of incest and made her translation an emblem of a controversy that stormed throughout Reformation Europe
The complete plays of John Bale by John Bale( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brefe chronycle concernynge the examynacyon and death of the blessed martyr of Christ, Syr Johan Oldecastell, the lorde Cobham by John Bale( Book )

55 editions published between 1544 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index Britanniae scriptorum quos ex variis bibliothecis non parvo labore collegit Ioannes Baleus, cum aliis, John Bale's Index of British and other writers by John Bale( Book )

30 editions published between 1902 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy concerning three laws of nature, Moses and Christ by John Bale( Book )

25 editions published between 1908 and 1970 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temptation of Our Lord by John Bale( Book )

30 editions published between 1538 and 1995 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The actes of Englysh votaryes by John Bale( Book )

43 editions published between 1546 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De vera obedientia, 1553 by Stephen Gardiner( )

31 editions published in 1553 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scriptorvm illustriu Maioris Brytannie̜ quam nunc Angliam & Scotiam uocant: Catalogus by John Bale( Book )

19 editions published between 1557 and 1959 in Latin and Italian and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christen exhortation vnto customable swearers. What a ryghte and lawfull othe is: whan, and before whome, it oughte to be. Item. The maner of sayinge grace, or geuyng thankes vnto God by Miles Coverdale( Book )

21 editions published between 1540 and 1552 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonymous. By Miles Coverdale. Sometimes attributed to John Bale. Partly in verse. Imprint from STC. Reproduction of the original in the British Library. (marc) 99857603. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 1280. (vid) 23364. (DLPS) A02668.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Swearing -- Early works to 1800. Bale, John, 1495-1563. Oaths -- Early works to 1800
John Bale's The image of both churches by John Bale( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a critical edition of John Bale's The Image of Both Churches (c. 1545). The Introduction provides a thorough overview of this sixteenth century work, explaining its relationship to the apocalyptic tradition and to Bale's important inspirations, from Augustine to Erasmus and Luther. Topics such as Bale's language, the place of the Image in his oeuvre, his use of medieval chronicles, and the influence of his exegesis are also discussed. The Image has often been called Bale's most important work; it articulated and developed the English Protestant view of the Apocalypse, influencing other Reformers both in England and on the continent. This book offers the first critical edition of the Image, including fully modernized spelling and punctuation as well as extensive explanatory notes. The five sixteenth-century printed editions of the Image are collated here, with textual notes that illustrate the relationship between variant readings and provide information on the choices made in this particular edition. This book also reproduces the striking woodcut illustrations from the Image in their original placements; examples from two different woodcut series are offered, as well as an overview of the history and importance of these images in the early printed texts. Five appendices, including a glossary of unfamiliar terms and a chart outlining Bale's periodization of history, also provide a wealth of information that enables readers to understand and use this edition. The largest appendix, on historical names and terminology, gives biographical information for 450 individuals and explains their importance, both to Bale and to the sixteenth-century Reformers in a broader context. This critical edition of the Image offers the most thorough study of the work to date, opening up the opportunity for a deeper understanding of this monumental text and for many further avenues of research
The vocacyon of Ioha[n] Bale to the bishiprick of Ossorie in Irela[n]de his persecucio[n] in ye same, & finall delyueraunce by John Bale( Book )

5 editions published between 1553 and 1810 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bale; a study in the minor literature of the Reformation by Jesse W Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The complete plays of John Bale
Alternative Names
Balaeus, Ioannes.

Balaeus, Joannes 1495-1563

Balaeus Johannes 1495-1563

Balaeus, Johannes aus Cove 1495-1563

Bale, Bilious

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Bale, Johan

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Bale, Johann 1495-1563

Bale, John 1495-1563

Bale, John 1495-1563 Bp. of Ossory

Bale, John, Bishop of Ossory, 1495-1563

Bale, John, Bp. of Ossory, 1495-1563.

Balée, Jean 1495-1563

Baleus, Ioannes.

Baleus, Ioannes 1495-1563

Baleus, Iohannes 1495-1563 vesc. di Ossory

Baleus, Iohannes, vesc. di Ossory, 1495-1563

Baleus Jean 1495-1563

Baleus, Joannes

Baleus Joannes 1495-1563

Baleus, Johannes

Baleus Johannes 1495-1563

Baleus, Johannes aus Cove 1495-1563

Harryson, Johan.

Harryson, Johan 1495-1563

Harryson, Johan [Pseud.] 1495-1563

Ioannes Balaeus

Jean Bale

John Bale britisk præst

John Bale britisk prest

John Bale Brits priester (1495-1563)

John Bale brittisk präst

John Bale englischer Geistlicher und Dramatiker

John Bale teologo, drammaturgo e storico inglese

Stalbridge, Henry 1495-1563

Stalbryde, Henry 1495-1563

Stalbrydge, Henry.

Stalbrydge, Henry 1495-1563

Stalbrydge, Henry 1495-1563 vesc. di Ossory

Stalbrydge, Henry [Pseud.] 1495-1563

Stalbrydge, Henry, vesc. di Ossory, 1495-1563

Джон Бойл


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John Bale