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  Thomas Holcroft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Holcroft (December 10, 1745 - March 23, 1809) was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.
Sympathetic to the early ideals of the French Revolution, Holcroft assisted in the publication of the first part of Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man in 1791, and joined the Society for Constitutional Information (SCI) in 1792, and was appointed a member of a liaison committee to work with the LCS in early 1794.
In early December 1794, Holcroft was discharged without trial after those cases, against London Corresponding Society secretary Thomas Hardy, and SCI figure John Horne Tooke, resulted in acquittals.
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 Thomas Holcroft - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
THOMAS HOLCROFT (1745-1809), English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, was born on the 10th of December 1745 (old style) in Orange Court, Leicester Fields, London.
Holcroft died on the 23rd of March 1809.
He was a member of the Society for Constitutional Information, and on that account was, in 1794, indicted of high treason, but was discharged without a trial.
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 Thomas HOLCROFT
Holcroft had early attracted Cromwell's attention, perhaps because he had been a member of the 3rd Earl of Derby's council, and was appointed to assist the commissioners for the dissolution in Lancashire.
Holcroft's relative by marriage William Grey was one of Somerset's ‘principal instruments and counsellors’ and as such was imprisoned in 1549.
Holcroft was himself arrested after Somerset's fall in Oct 1551 and he remained in the Tower until Jun 1552, surrendering his office as receiver of the duchy in the same month.
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 §12. Thomas Holcroft: "The Road to Ruin; The Deserted Daughter". XII. The Georgian Drama. Vol. 11. The Period of ...
Thomas Holcroft: "The Road to Ruin; The Deserted Daughter".
Holcroft, a dauntless fellow worker with Godwin and Paine, had begun, as early as 1778, 34 to turn to account his talent for letters and his experience as prompter and strolling player; but it was not till 1792 that he produced, at Covent garden, The Road to Ruin.
Holcroft goes further; he champions the new belief in the perfectibility of man, and pictures how the soul springs up erect the moment that the burden is removed.
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 Holcroft, Thomas Criticism and Essays
Thomas Holcroft was a novelist, dramatist, translator, and critic of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, chiefly known as one of the most prominent and influential Jacobin authors.
Holcroft was born 10 December 1745 to Thomas Holcroft, a cobbler, and his wife, Sarah.
Holcroft was a prolific writer, the author of more than a dozen plays, numerous essays of literary criticism, a travel account, a volume of poetry, and five novels.
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 Townships: Culcheth | British History Online
Holcroft Hall is near the Glazebrook; to the north is Eshot Lane, and a mile to the south Schole-field.
Thomas Culcheth, as son and heir of Gilbert and Katherine, was claimant of lands in Culcheth in 1443 and later years, the defendants being John Eccleston and Agnes his wife and Oliver Anderton and Ellen his wife.
Thomas de Holcroft was serving beyond the seas in 1417 in the retinue of Thomas, Duke of Exeter; Towneley MS.
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 Thomas Holcroft Summary
Perhaps the most notorious playwright of the eighteenth century's closing decade, Thomas Holcroft was a professional writer in the broadest sense: a prolific translator, journalist, novelist, and critic, whose opinions of the theater were frequently cons...
Thomas Holcroft has been called the first revolutionary novelist in English, but at his best he is also one of the few really original and readable storytellers of the last quarter of the eighteenth century.
Thomas Holcroft(December 10, 1745- March 23, 1809) was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.
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 Thomas Holcroft: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
...Thomas Holcroft Thomas Holcroft Thomas Holcroft (December 10, 1745 - March 23...edited Biography Thomas Hobbes was born at Westport, Wiltshire on April 5, 1588.
Thomas Holcroft (December 10, 1745 - March 23, 1809), English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, was born on the 10th of December 1745 (old style) in Orange Court, Leicester Fields, London.
He was a member of the Society for Constitutional Information, and on that account was, in 1794, indicted of high treason, but was discharged without a trial - Among his novels niay be mentioned Alwyn (1780), an account, largely autobiographical, of a strolling comedian, and Hugh Trevor (1794-1797).
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 Thomas Holcroft
Sympathetic to the early ideals of the French Revolution, Holcroft assisted in the publication of the first part of Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man in 1791, and joined the Society for Constitutional Information (SCI) in 1792, and was appointed a member of a liaison committee to work with the LCS in early 1794.
As a result of his activism, in the fall of 1794 Holcroft was indicted for high treason and held in Newgate Prison whilst two other treason trials proceeded.
As one of what Secretary of War William Windham called "acquitted felons," Holcroft's post-arrest reputation meant that his plays achieved little success after 1795, although he was instrumental in bringing melodrama to Britain at the end of the decade with his Deaf and Dumb (1801) and A Tale of Mystery (1802).
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 Thomas Paine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737, Thetford, Norfolk, England – June 8, 1809, New York City) was a pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical intellectual, and deist.
Once a deal was secured, Paine left for Paris on the advice of William Blake, leaving three good friends, William Godwin, Thomas Brand Hollis and Thomas Holcroft, in charge of concluding the publication.
Thomas Paine's writings had great influence on his contemporaries, especially the American revolutionaries.
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Holcroft, a dauntless fellow worker with Godwin and Paine, had begun, as early as 1778, 34 to turn to account his talent for letters and his experience as prompter...
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 The Novels and Selected Plays of Thomas Holcroft published by Pickering & Chatto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Thomas Holcroft (1745—1809) was a key figure in the radical movement of the 1790s.
Of all of Holcroft’s novels, Alwyn is the least explicitly revolutionary, although it deserves wider attention for its vivid and partly autobiographical scenes of ‘spouters’ and strolling players.
While Holcroft is best-known today for his contribution to genre of the Romantic-era novel, he was also one of the most outspoken theatre critics of his age.
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 Thomas Holcroft Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography
Of working-class origins, Thomas Holcroft was one of many self-educated plebeian writers of his time who promoted social, cultural, and political reform.
He wrote little of a directly polemical or theoretical nature, but he had a comprehensive vision of moral, social, and political reform that he disseminated through a wide variety of literary genres, including poetry, journalism, travels, translations, novels and plays-especially the last three.
The son of a cobbler and grandson of a cooper, Thomas Holcroft came from the lower fringes.....
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 The Asolo Theatre Festival
Thomas Holcroft was born on December 10, 1745, in the Leicester Fields section of London.
Holcroft was a true child of the radical enlightenment of the late 18th century—a friend of Godwin, Lamb, and Coleridge, an avowed atheist, and a vocal supporter of both the American and French revolutions.
Thomas Holcroft was famous as a playwright and novelist and The Road to Ruin was popular and often produced for about 100 years.
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 Holcroft, "The Negro"
Fanny Holcroft (1780-1844) is usually mentioned in conjunction with her radical father, Thomas Holcroft, and the relationship between father and daughter seems to have been a close one.
Holcroft continually expressed his pride in Fanny's promise as a writer, an artist, and a pianist, and Fanny performed for all of her father's visitors.
Even though Holcroft left his daughters and their mother, his third wife, totally unprovided for, Fanny remained at her father's side until his death in 1809.
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 THOMAS HOLCROFT BIOGRAPHY - LIFE - HISTORY - BOOKS - FACTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A short biography of THOMAS HOLCROFT, including life and history; from the Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John Cousin
This summary of interesting facts about THOMAS HOLCROFT is taken from A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John William Cousin.
Shows when THOMAS HOLCROFT was born and when died.
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 The Genealogy Website of Adams/Simpson - pafg682 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Thomas Holcroft [Parents] was born about 1410 in Holcroft,Lancashire now Croft,Warrington,Cheshire.
John Holcroft [Parents] was born about 1380 in Holcroft,Lancashire now Croft,Warrington,Cheshire.
Thomas Holcroft was born about 1340 in Holcroft,Lancashire now Croft,Warrington,Cheshire.
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Thomas Holcroft: Literature and Politics in England in the Age of the French Revolution (Poetic Drama and Poetic Theory), Joseph Rosenblum.
Thomas Holcroft: Literature and Politics in England in the Age of the French Revolution (Poetic Drama and Poetic Theory) - Joseph Rosenblum
Thomas Holcroft: Literature and Politics in England in the Age of the French Revolution (Poetic Drama and Poetic Theory)
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 Thomas Holcroft
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Holcroft kam aus einfachen Verhältnissen; sein Vater war Schuhmacher.
In seinem literarischen Schaffen thematisiert Holcroft immer wieder Forderungen nach politischer Freiheit und sozialer Gerechtigkeit.
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 Elizabeth Inchbald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Elizabeth Inchbald had been friends with Thomas Holcroft for quite some time before her connection to Godwin.
Holcroft also became involved with English radicalism by 1792.
These entries show how the three friends, Inchbald, Godwin, and Holcroft, discussed their ideas that later reappear in their work.
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 The Avalon Project : The Second Charter of Virginia; May 23, 1609
Thomas Hammond, Martin Bond, Haberdasher, John Moulsoe, Robert Johnson, Wiliam Young, John Woodal, William Felgate Humfrey Westwood, Richard Champion, Henry Robinson, Francis Mapes, William Sambach, Ralegh Crashaw, Daniel Tucker, Thomas Grave, Hugh Willeston, Thomas Culpepper, of Wigsel, Esq.
And that they and their Successors shall be from henceforth forever enabled to take, acquire, and purchase by the Name aforesaid (Licence for the same from Us, our Heirs, and Successors, first had and obtained) any Manner of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Goods and Chattles, within our Realm of England, and Dominion of Wales.
AND the said Thomas Smith, We Do ORDAIN to be Treasurer of the said Company; which Treasurer shall have Authority to give Order for the Warning of the Council, and summoning the Company to their Courts and Meetings
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 Thomas Holcroft Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
The life of Baron Frederic Trenck; containing his adventures, his cruel and excessive suffering, during ten years imprisonment, at the fortress of Magdeburg by command of the late King of Prussia; also anecdotes, historical, political, and personal.
The life of Baron Frederick Trenck; containing his adventures, his cruel and excessive sufferings, during ten years imprisonment, at the fortress of Magdeburgh, by command of the late King of Prussia.
I scarcely need tell thee he was almost in a rage, at my request to accompany Sir Arthur to France; stating, as I did, that it ought to be and must be at his expence.
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 §7. Thomas Holcroft: "Autobiography," Novels. XIII. The Growth of the Later Novel. Vol. 11. The Period of the ...
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Reference > Cambridge History > The Period of the French Revolution > The Growth of the Later Novel > Thomas Holcroft: Autobiography, Novels
The much later Anna St. Ives (1792) and Hugh Trevor (1794) are similar in general temper to Caleb Williams and, indeed, to Political Justice itself, of which some would have Holcroft to have been the real inspirer.
Holcroft’s very considerable dramatic faculty, and his varied experience of life, still enable him, especially in Anna St. Ives, to intersperse some scenes of a rather livelier character than the rest; but it is very questionable whether it is worth anyone’s while to seek them out in a desert of dreary declamation and propagandist puppet-mongering.
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 Thomas Holcroft - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
His novels include Alwyn (1780) and two inspired by the revolutionary ideas of his friend William Godwin, Anna St. Ives (1792) and Hugh Trevor (1794-97).
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Holcroft, Thomas" at HighBeam.
In Praise of Poverty: Hannah More Counters Thomas Paine and the Radical Threat.(Book Review)
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 Blish Product: The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck - Volume 2
Thomas Holcroft, the translator of these Memoirs of Baron Trenck, was the author of about thirty plays, among which one, The Road to Ruin, produced in 1792, has kept its place upon the stage.
He was born in December, 1745, the son of a shoemaker who did also a little business in horse-dealing.
After early struggles, during which he contrived to learn French, German, and Italian, Holcroft contributed to a newspaper, turned actor, and wrote plays, which appeared between the years 1791 and 1806.
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 Holcroft, Thomas Criticism and Essays | FURTHER READING
Argues that Holcroft attempted to infuse Anna St. Ives with new structural elements and political ideology.
“Thomas Holcroft.” In The English Jacobin Novel: 1780-1805, pp.
Examines the literary and political forces that influenced Holcroft in writing Anna St. Ives and The Adventures of Hugh Trevor.
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 Edward MANNERS (3° E. Rutland)
Camden relates, that the queen promised to make him Lord Chancellor after the death of Sir Thomas Bromley, which took place 12 Apr 1587, and he was for a day or two so styled.
To his wife, the lady Isabel, he gave “600 good wethers, 500 good ewes, all his jewels, all the garments and apparel made for the faid lady Isabel, all his coach-horses, litter horses, with coach and litter, and the furniture thereos, and twelve yomans geldings, to be taken at her discretion.
By Isabel he left one daughter and sole heiress, named Elizabeth; who, in right of her father, became baroness Ros, and, at the age of thirteen, married William Cecil, esq; eldest son of Sir Thomas Cecil, knight, eldest son to lord Burghley, afterwards Earl of Exeter.
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 THOMAS HOLCROFT (1745-... - Online Information article about THOMAS HOLCROFT (1745-...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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Holcroft died on the 23rd of See also:
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