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date: 04 March 2021

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Luke Shepherd's verse satires rank among the most important produced in England. Shepherd's reading of Scripture underpins his complex innovations to modes of biblical argument and satire throughout his verse. This article demonstrates how these poems enjoin particular strategies of Bible-reading in order to support Shepherd's rejection of allegedly offensive doctrine. This approach challenges existing theories concerning the relationship between propagandists and the religious establishment during Edward's reign.

Keywords: verse satire, scripture, poems, Bible reading, Edward

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