William Cavendish, duke of Newcastle

from an 18th century etching



Cavendish, Jane and Elizabeth [Cavendish] Brackley.   Edition of "A Pastorall" written by Lady Elizabeth Brackley and Jane Cavendish, edited by Roland Jones.

________________________________________.  Poetry and Drama of Lady Jane Cavenidsh and Lady Elizabeth Brackley, ed., Stephanie Karles, Northern Arizona University MA thesis, 2001.  May be borrowed through ILL.


The Country Captain [The Hague], 1649.

A Critical Edition of The Witt's Triumvirate, or the Philosopher [1635, manuscript play attributed to William elsewhere]. ed. Cathryn Nelson, 2 vols. [Salzburg Studies in English Literature; Jacobean Drama Studies] Salzburg: Institut fur Englische Sprach, 1975.

Dramatic Works by William Cavendish, ed. Lynn Hulse, Malone Society Reprints, vol. 158, 1996.

The Humourous Lovers. London: 1677.

The Humourous Lovers, A Comedy, ed. James Fitzmaurice. Oxford: The Seventeenth Century Press, 1997.

Ideology and Politics on the Eve of Restoration: Newcastle's Advice to Charles II. Transcribed and intro Thomas P. Slaughter. Memoirs Series 159. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1984.

La Methode Nouvelle et Invention Extraordinare de dresser les Chevaux. Antwerp, 1658.

A New Method and Extraordinary Invention to Dress Horses. London, 1667.

A Pleasante & Merry Humour off a Roge. Welbeck Miscellany No. 1, 1933.

The Phanseys of William Cavendish, Marquis of Newcastle, Addressed to Margaret Lucas [includes letters from Margaret to William] ed. Douglas Grant. London: Nonsuch, 1956.

The Variety. [The Hague], 1649.

The Triumphant Widow or the Medley of Humours. London, 1677.


Barton, Anne. "Harking Back to Elizabeth: Ben Jonson and Caroline Nostalgia," ELH (winter, 1981), pp. 706 - 731. Reprinted in Ben Jonson, Dramatist, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Bennett , Alexandra G.  "'Now let my language speake': The Authorship, Rewriting, and Audience(s) of Jane Cavendish and Elizabeth Brackley," Early Modern Literary Studies, 11.2 (September, 2005) 3.1-13.

Bickly, F. The Cavendish Family. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1914.

Brown, Cedric C. "Courtesies of Place and Arts of Diplomacy in Ben Jonson's Last Two Entertainments for Royalty," The Seventeenth Century (autumn, 1994), pp. 147 - 171.

A Collection of Letter and Poems: Written by Several Persons of Honour and Learning upon Divers Important Subjects, to the late Duke and Duchess of Newcastle. London, 1676. Title page cancel: London: Langly Curtic, 1678.

Fitzmaurice, James.  "Fear of the Supernatural as a 'Pleasante and Merry Humour" in Two of Newcastle's Comedies," in Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, eds., Anne Scott and Cynthia Kosso, Turnhout: Brepols [Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 6], 2002,  pp. 189 - 205.

_______________.  "William Cavendish and Two Entertainments by Ben Jonson," The Ben Jonson Journal, vol. 5 (1998, appeared 1999), pp. 63 - 80.

Firth, C. H., ed. The LIfe of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, 1906.

Foulds, Trevor.  "'This Greate House, So Lately Begun, and All of Freestone': William Cavendish's Italianate Palazzo Called Nottingham Castle," Transactions of the Thorton Society of Nottihgnamshire, vol. 106 (2002),  pp. 81 - 102.  

Goulding, Richard W. Letters from the Originals at Welbeck Abbey. London: John Murray, 1909.

Grant, Douglas. Margaret the First: A Biography of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957.

Hulse, Lynn. "Apollo's Whirligig: William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, and His Music Collection," The Seventeenth Century (autumn, 1994), pp. 213 - 246.

_________. "'The King's Entertainment' by the Duke of Newcastle," Viator, vol. 26 (1995), pp. 387 - 405.

Kelliher, Hilton. "Donne, Jonson, Richard Andrews, and the Newcastle Manuscript," EMS, 1993, pp. 134 - 173.

Life of the (1st) Duke and Newcastle and Other Writings by Margaret Duchess. London and Toronto: J. N. Dent & Sons; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1916.

[Longeville, Thomas]. The First Duke and Duchess of Newcastle-upon-tyme. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1910.

Lower, A.M. Lives of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, and His Wife Margaret, London: J.R. Smith, 1872.

Nelson, Cathryn Anne, A Critical Edition of The Wit's Triumvirate, or the Philosopher, 2 vols. [Salzburg Studies in English Literature; Jacobean Drama Studies], Salzburg: Institut fur Englische Sprache], 1975.

Perry, Henry Ten Eyck. The First Duchess of Newcastle and Her Husband as Figures in Literary History, Boston: Ginn and Company, 1918.

Raber, Karen L.   "'Reasonable Creatures': William Cavendish and the Art of Dressage," in Renaissance Culture and the Everyday, eds. Patricia Fumerton and Simon Hunt, Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999, pp. 42 - 66.

Rowe, Nick. "'My Best Patron': William Cavendish and Jonson's Caroline Drama." The Seventeenth Century (autumn, 1994), pp. 197 - 212.

Trease. Geoffrey, Portrait of a Cavalier, William Cavendish, First Duke of Newcastle, London: MacMillan, 1979; NY: Taplinger Publishing Co., 1979.

Turberville, A.S. A History of Welbeck Abbey and Its Owners, vol. 1, London: Faber and Faber, 1928.

Worsley, Lucy, and Tom Addyman,. "Riding Houses and Horses: William Cavendish's
Architecture for the Art of Horsemanship," Architectural History, volume 45
(2002), pp.194-229.

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