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By Michael G. Brennan, Noel J. Kinnamon

ISBN-10: 0333964004

ISBN-13: 9780333964002

A Sidney Chronology: 1554-1654 deals a complete chronological survey of the literary, political and private heritage of the Sidney relations of Penshurst position, Kent. As royal servants, courtiers, diplomats, infantrymen, writers and buyers of various different authors, the Sidneys occupied a significant place within the improvement of early-Modern English literature. specific cognizance is paid to the lives and writings of Sir Philip Sidney; Mary Sidney-Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester; and woman Mary Wroth.

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He also meets (often through Languet’s recommendations) Philip-Ludwig, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (1553–80), and his associates Paul von Welspurg, Jacques Le Goulx, and Matthaeus Delius (whom Languet hoped would help PS with his spoken Latin); the French ambassador to Venice, Arnaud du Ferrier; Du Ferrier’s friend, Guy du Faur de Pibrac, who had come to Venice with Henri III in 1574 and had defended the Massacre of St Bartholomew; the Hugenot writer François Perrot de Messières; the political intelligencer Wolfgang Zündelin; the Protestant gentleman-poet, Cesare Carrafa; and at least one member of the Grimani family, to which two sixteenthcentury doges belonged.

PS has regular access to funds via a letter of credit drawn up by the Italian banker Acerbo Vitello (Vetturelli/Vellutelli), who resides in England. PS’s companion was Lodowick Bryskett (who had served HS in Ireland since 1565), along with three servants: Griffin Madox and Harry Whyte (both Sidney retainers), and John Fisher. The second book of the New Arcadia, in which Musidorus tells Pamela of his past adventures seems to recall PS’s travels. 26 Leicester to Walsingham, asking him to take care of PS during his time at Paris.

1564 13 July 20 Sir Thomas Challoner, English ambassador at Madrid, recommends HS to lead a proposed embassy to Philip of Spain (CSPF, 468). September 11 Shane O’Neill submits to Sussex. October 27 MSH’s second birthday. November 19 Robert Sidney (RS1) born, son of HS and MDS, at Penshurst. He is named in honour of his maternal uncle and godfather, Robert Dudley. 28 RS1 baptised. 30 PS’s ninth birthday. 1564 April 26 May 6 14 William Shakespeare baptized at Stratford-upon-Avon. PS installed as the incumbent of the parsonage of Whitford in the parish of Skyveog but names Gruff Jones as rector.

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