Henry Wotton Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Acton, Harold. Three Extraordinary Ambassadors. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1984, 64 p.

Includes a survey of Wotton's activities as a diplomat, particularly focusing on his relationship with James I. Acton also emphasizes Wotton's highly cultivated artistic taste.


Datta, Kitty. “Marvell and Wotton: A Reconsideration.” Review of English Studies 19, No. 76 (November 1968): 403-05.

Suggests that Wotton's The Elements of Architecture may have influenced several of Andrew Marvell's poems.

Hard, Frederick. “Ideas from Bacon and Wotton in William Sanderson's Graphice.Studies in Philology 36 (January 1939): 227-34.

Describes Wotton's influence on Sanderson's work.

Kellendonk, F. G. P. “Izaak Walton and Sir Henry Wotton's Panegyrick of King Charles.” Neophilologus 61, No. 2 (April 1977): 316-21.

Discusses the publishing history of Wotton's Plausus et Vota and Izaak Walton's role in editing and translating it.

Pebworth, Ted-Larry. “New Light on Sir Henry Wotton's ‘The Character of a Happy Life’.” The Library fifth series 33, No. 3 (September 1978): 223-26.

Responds to C. F. Main's article on the provenance of Wotton's poem with updated information on several versions of the poem.

Pitman, M. R. “Andrew Marvell and Sir Henry Wotton.” Review of English Studies 13, No. 50 (May 1962): 157-58.

Proposes that Wotton's The Elements of Architecture was a source for Andrew Marvell's poem “The Mower against the Gardens.”

Weiss, R. “Henry Wotton and Orazio Lombardelli.” Review of English Studies 19, No. 75 (July 1943): 285-89.

Discusses Wotton's relationship with Lombardelli and other Italian literati he met when he visited Siena in the early 1690s.

Additional coverage of Wotton's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 121.