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 (hŏl′ən-shĕd′, -ĭnz-hĕd′) or Hol·lings·head (-ĭngz-hĕd′), Raphael Died c. 1580.
English historian. His volume Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1577) was used extensively by Shakespeare as well as other Elizabethan dramatists as a source of historical information.


(ˈhɒlɪnʃɛd) or


(Biography) Raphael. died ?1580, English chronicler. His Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1577) provided material for Shakespeare's historical and legendary plays


(ˈhɒl ɪnzˌhɛd, ˈhɒl ɪnˌʃɛd)

also Hollingshead

Raphael, died c1580, English chronicler.
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For those readers who have wanted to know more about the obscure figure known as Raphael Holinshed, a brief but careful five-page appendix by Henry Summerson, "Raphael Holinshed: New Light on a Shadowy Life," provides the most up-to-date account, based in part upon legal disputes in which Holinshed was involved and documents pertaining to his nearly thirty-year relationship with his employer Thomas Burdet.
Raphael Holinshed, in his Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1587 ed.
Raphael Holinshed, The first and second volumes of Chronicles [.
The third examination compares the accounts of the reign of Richard II by the chroniclers Edward Hall and Raphael Holinshed.
Raphael Holinshed, The Second Volume of the Chronicles (1586), sigs.