Nicholas Udall was born in Hampshire in 1505. In January 1520 he was admitted at Corpus Christi College, Oxford as scholar. In 1524 he was elected probationer Fùfellow and probably took his B.A. In 1527-28 he was in trouble for reading or possessing heretical books, but he was not expelled from the college. In 1533 he composed, in collaboration with the antiquary John Leland, verses and ditties in Latin and English for the London pageants celebrating the coronation of Anne Boleyn. In the same year he published his Flovres for Latine Spekynge, a selection from Terence that he had compiled for the use of his pupils.

In 1534 Udall took the degree of M.A. and was appointed headmaster of Eton College. It is during this …

741 words

Citation: Caputo, Nicoletta. "Nicholas Udall". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2001 [, accessed 30 September 2023.]

4498 Nicholas Udall 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.