The Martin Marprelate Press: A Documentary History

A freshly edited collection of primary documents connected with the secret press that produced the Martin Marprelate tracts (1588-89), the notorious anti-episcopal satires that sparked the most famous pamphlet war of the English Renaissance. The depositions, examinations, investigative summaries, trial records, and other documents generated by the hunt for the Marprelate press provide extraordinary evidence, unmatched for the period, for the day-to-day workings of an underground print campaign. Several of these documents are published here for the first time.