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Polydore Vergil Polidoro Virgili, commonly Latinised as Polydorus Vergilius, or anglicised as Polydore Vergil (or Virgil), and often known as Polydore Vergil of Urbino (c. 1470 – 18 April 1555) was an Italian humanist scholar, historian, priest and diplomat, who spent most of his life in England. He is particularly remembered for his works the "Proverbiorum libellus" (1498), a collection of Latin proverbs; "De inventoribus rerum" (1499), a history of discoveries and origins; and the "Anglica Historia" (drafted by 1513; printed 1534), an influential history of England. He has been dubbed the "Father of English History".
Polydore Vergil Vergil is sometimes referred to in contemporary documents as Polydore Vergil Castellensis or Castellen, leading some to assume that he was a kinsman of his patron, Cardinal Adriano Castellesi. However, it is more likely that the alias simply indicates that he was in Castellesi's service.
Polydore Vergil In 1550 he was licensed to return to Urbino, and probably left England for the last time in the summer of 1553. He died in Urbino on 18 April 1555.
Polydore Vergil Vergil's "Proverbiorum Libellus" (Venice, 1498), retitled in later editions as "Adagiorum Liber", and often known as the "Adagia", was a collection of Latin proverbs. It was the first such collection printed, preceding the similar "Adagia" of Erasmus by two years. The initial controversy between the two authors that arose from their rival claims for priority (Erasmus still believed as late as 1533 that his work had been the earlier) gave place to a sincere friendship. The first edition of Vergil's work contained 306 proverbs taken from classical sources. A second, expanded, edition appeared in 1521: it contained a further series of 431 Biblical proverbs, and was dedicated to Wolsey's follower, Richard Pace. This edition is preceded by an interesting letter sent in June 1519, which gives the names of many of Vergil's English friends, including Thomas More, William Warham, Thomas Linacre and Cuthbert Tunstall.
Polydore Vergil The manuscript version of the work was divided into 25 books. Books I-VII described the early history of England up to the Norman conquest; Book VIII dealt with the reigns of William I and William II; and the following books covered one reign per book, ending in book XXV which dealt with the beginning of Henry VIII's reign to 1513.
Polydore Vergil The whole Countrie of Britaine...is divided into iiij partes ; wherof the one is inhabited of Englishmen, the other of Scottes, the third of Wallshemen, and the fowerth of Cornishe people. Which all differ emonge them selves, either in tongue, either in manners, or ells in lawes and ordinaunces."
Polydore Vergil Vergil published a "Commentariolum in Dominicam Precem" ("Commentary on the Lord's Prayer") at Basle in 1525, accompanying an edition of the "De Inventoribus Rerum". His comments owed much to Erasmus' "Precatio Dominica in septem portiones distributa" (1523).
Polydore Vergil In continental Europe, Vergil is principally remembered for the "De Inventoribus Rerum" and the "Adagia": these are the works which secured his reputation before he ever came to England, and which he himself regarded as his masterpieces, writing "I, Polydore, was the first of the Romans to treat of these two matters". The "De Inventoribus" receives a mention, for example, in Cervantes' "Don Quixote" (1605–15).
Polydore Vergil In England, however, Vergil is more often remembered as author of the "Anglica Historia". The work is an important primary source in its own right for the period 1460–1537, and as a secondary source continued to exert an influence on English historiography into the 19th century. It provided the chronicler Edward Hall with much of his sense of 15th-century English history, and so fed into the history plays of William Shakespeare.
Polydore Vergil Early in 1515 (through the intrigues of Andrea Ammonio, who sought the subcollectorship for himself), an ill-considered letter from Vergil was intercepted, which reflected badly on both Thomas Wolsey and Henry VIII; and as a result in April he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. He had some powerful supporters, including Pope Leo X, who wrote to the King on his behalf. From prison Vergil sent an abject and "almost blasphemous" letter to Wolsey, begging that the fast-approaching Christmas – a time which witnessed the restitution of a world – might also see his pardon. He was released before Christmas 1515, though he never regained his subcollectorship.