Frances Burney, Hubert de Vere

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Hubert de Vere

is one of four tragedies written by Burney, only one of which (

Edwy and Elgiva

) has ever been staged, and none of which were published in her lifetime. She is believed to have begun writing

Hubert de Vere


along with her other three tragedies, between 1790 and 1793, during her time as Second Keeper of the Robes at the court of George III and Queen Charlotte (Sabor, II, 93-4).

Sabor places the action of Hubert de Vere between 1200 and 1216 after the signing of the treaty between King John of England and King Philip of France, and the action centres around the eponymous hero’s wanderings around a very rural Isle of Wight and his relationship with Cerulia, a shepherdess who falls in love with him. It transpires that their engagement, along with Hubert’s other sources of

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Citation: Crouch, Eleanor. "Hubert de Vere". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 January 2011 [, accessed 30 May 2024.]

23811 Hubert de Vere 3 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.

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