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date: 18 June 2019

(p. v) Acknowledgements

(p. v) Acknowledgements

The making of this expansive volume would not have been possible without the time and assistance of many persons and institutions. I am grateful to Andrew McNeillie for his kind original invitation to undertake this project. His successor, Jacqueline Baker, has been a magnificent editor, offering cheerful support and wise advice throughout the long gestation of this volume. I am grateful also to the staff at Oxford University Press for exemplary assistance throughout the publication process. The contributors to this Handbook came together from both sides of the Atlantic and from the disciplines of history and English to produce a remarkably coherent whole. I thank them for their enthusiasm, their cooperation, and their generosity in sharing their time and expertise. Two able research assistants, Giuseppina Iacono Lobo and Ryan Hackenbracht, provided meticulous help with research, formatting, and putting together the Chronology.

The National Art Gallery of Scotland, the British Museum, the British Library, the Folger Library in Washington DC, and Houghton Library, Harvard, responded promptly and courteously to queries and enabled us to reproduce a number of striking images in this volume.

Two readers for the Press provided useful feedback at a preliminary stage. For cogent suggestions on the early formulation of this project, I thank Nigel Smith and Dan Beaver. For collegiality and a sympathetic listening ear when needed, I wish to thank my Penn State English colleagues Robert Caserio, Patrick Cheney, Marcy North, and Garrett Sullivan. Finally, I am grateful to my husband, Gary, and my children, Theresa and David, who shouldn't have had to hear so much about the English Civil War, but listened with patience and interest. Thankfully, at least for this endeavour, the Civil War is now over.

L.L.K. (p. vi)