Holinshed [hol-inz-hed, hol-in-shed] Examples noun
- Raphael,died c1580, English chronicler.
Also Hollingshead. Examples from the Web for holinshed Historical Examples of holinshed
Holinshed makes Duncan have “too much of clemencie,” and Macbeth “too much of crueltie.”
“Cymbeline” is founded on Holinshed, and probably may be dated 1610.
Samuel Levy Bensusan
A reprint of the passages in Holinshed’s Chronicles which Shakespeare used.
William Allan Nielson
They used Holinshed and Fabyan readily enough for their Histories.
In the historical scenes he follows closely the Chronicles of Holinshed.
British Dictionary definitions for holinshed Holinshed Holingshed noun
- Raphael. died ?1580, English chronicler. His Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1577) provided material for Shakespeare’s historical and legendary plays