from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Ascham, Roger 1515-1568. English scholar who as Latin secretary to Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I advocated the use of the vernacular in literature.
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- n. A sort of cupboard, or case, to contain bows and other implements of archery.
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- n. A cupboard or case to contain bows and sometimes arrows and other implements of archery.
- n. A box for carrying bows, arrows, and other archery equipment from place to place; a bow-box.
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a few of them, such as Ascham, Wilson, and others, lived into it.
When Grindal died in early 1548, Elizabeth appointed Roger Ascham as her tutor, overriding the advice of her close friends and frequent hosts, Katherine Parr and Thomas Seymour, who wanted to appoint their own Protestant client. 146 The princess 'determination in this regard evidences her commitment, at the age of fourteen, to continuing her humanist education and Cambridge connections.
She employed an Italian, Balthasar Castiglione (perhaps a relation to the author of The Courtier?) to tutor her in his native language. 152 Ascham claimed that she spoke Italian as if it were her native language.
His correspondence was full of his desire to travel someday to Italy that he eventually did in the mid-1550s. 148 He taught both Elizabeth and Prince Edward, now King Edward VI, to write in the italic script fashionable in Italy. 149 Ascham was only one among many Protestant intellectuals in England who were fascinated by contemporary Italian culture.
Moreover, it was her governess and cofferer who had helped to arrange for her humanist Protestant education through their connections to Roger Ascham, Anthony Denny, and William Cecil.
Note 113: For discussion of who may or may not have initially educated Elizabeth see Dowling, Humanism ..., p. 63; Ryan, Roger Ascham, p. 104; Johnson, Elizabeth I, p. 16 back
Ascham was a leading proponent of the virtues of a classical education.
What follows can only be described as tentative conclusions based on a documented congruence of the beliefs, tastes and association of some of Elizabeth's most important household staff: the Ashley's, Roger Ascham, Balthasar Castiglioni (not Baldassare, author of The Courtier), and the Cecils and their extrahousehold links to figures such as Robert Morrison and William Thomas.
The efforts of Denny, Champernon, Ashley, and Ascham had ensured that Elizabeth would receive her education as the hands of Protestant champions of the "new learning," William Grindal and Roger Ascham.
Ashley harkens back to a time when Ascham was Elizabeth's tutor and traveled with her as part her household throughout 1547 – 1548 as she visited Katherine Parr at Chelsea and Sir Anthony Denny at Cheshunt: