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CR Episode 63: Dryden’s Annus Mirabilis

John Dryden, by Sir Godfrey Kneller

John Dryden, by Sir Godfrey Kneller

Download Link: Released 2021.01.11

The panel continues to welcome in a new year by looking back to an old year–in this case, A.D. 1666, and Dryden’s poem “Annus Mirabilis”, which ruminates on the wonders of war with Holland, the Great Fire of London, and the heroic conduct of Charles II.

 
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Posted by on 11 January 2021 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 12: Astræa Redux

John Dryden, painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller

John Dryden, Poet Laureate

Download Link: Released 2019.09.02

Having concluded Paradise Lost, the panel moves from the poetry of Milton to the opposing views of one of his contemporaries, examining John Dryden, and his panegyric Astræa Redux, written to celebrate the restoration of Charles II to the throne.

 
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Posted by on 2 September 2019 in Podcasts

 

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