About the Author
Steven W. May was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, earned his B.A. at Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chicago. He taught English at Augustana College, Northern Illinois University, and for thirty-five years at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky. He retired to Atlanta in 2004 to continue his research and writing in affiliation with Emory University. From 2009-2013 he served as principal investigator of the"Recovering our Scribal Heritage" grant at the University of Sheffield, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.Alan Bryson is a Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield University, working on the correspondence of the mercer and financier Sir Thomas Gresham. He is a sixteenth-century British historian, specialising in the reigns of Henry VIII during the 1530s and 1540s and of his son Edward VI, with a particular interest in relations between the crown and the nobility and gentry. He also works on mid-Tudor Ireland and on sixteenth-century English and Scottish verse libel andmanuscript culture, and has published with colleagues from the fields of Archaeology, Art History, English Language, and English Literature. He is writing a monograph titled Lordship and Government in Mid-Tudor England.