Willobie His Avisa



Father Robert Persons

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Father Robert Persons
Father Robert Persons The Jesuit leader in exile . He severely libelled both Robert and William Cecil . His libels employed heavy sarcasm and purported to take the side of the person being libelled. Persons called Robert Cecil An Inn Keepers Son ( this was a gross insult for an aristocrat) we need to compare this to Avisa who is sarcastically referred to as an Inn Keepers Daughter. I think the author of Willobie his Avisa was entirely familiar with the libels of Robert Persons.
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