Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester (November 19, 1563 – July 13, 1626), second son of Sir Henry Sidney, was a statesman of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Sir Henry Sidney ( 1529 - 5 May 1586) lord deputy of Ireland, was the eldest son of Sir William Sidney of Penshurst a prominent politician Romance and reality The Victorian era and the early twentieth century idealised the Elizabethan era James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625 was King of Scotland as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He was also a patron of the arts and an interesting poet.
He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, afterwards travelling on the Continent for some years between 1578 and 1583. Not to be confused with Christchurch, a city in New Zealand. Christ Church (Ædes Christi the temple or house of Christ and thus sometimes known as In 1585 he was elected member of parliament for Glamorganshire; and in the same year he went with his elder brother, Sir Philip Sidney to the Netherlands, where he served in the war against Spain under his uncle Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester. Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Morgannwg is one of the thirteen historic counties and a former administrative county of Wales. Sir Philip Sidney ( November 30, 1554 &ndash October 17, 1586) became one of the Elizabethan Age's most prominent figures The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester ( 24 June 1532 /1533 &ndash 4 September 1588) was the long standing Favourite of Elizabeth He was present at the Battle of Zutphen where Sir Philip Sidney was mortally wounded, and remained with his brother. The Battle of Zutphen was a confrontation of the Eighty Years' War on September 22, 1586, in Zutphen, the Netherlands.
After visiting Scotland on a diplomatic mission in 1588, and France on a similar errand in 1593, he returned to the Netherlands in 1606, where he rendered distinguished service in the war for the next two years. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. He had been appointed governor of Flushing in 1588, and he spent much time there till 1603, when, on the accession of James I, he returned to England. Vlissingen ( or Flushing in English is a Municipality and a City in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625 was King of Scotland as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James James raised him at once to the peerage as Baron Sidney of Penshurst, and he was appointed chamberlain to the queen consort, Anne of Denmark. Anne of Denmark (12 December 1574 – 2 March 1619 was Queen consort of James VI of Scots I of England and Ireland. In 1605 he was created Viscount Lisle, and in 1618 Earl of Leicester, the latter title having become extinct in 1588 on the death of his uncle, whose property he had inherited. The title of Viscount Lisle has been created six times in the Peerage of England. Lord Leicester redirects here You may be looking for Lord Leycester, the name of several things in and around Warwick, United Kingdom
Leicester was a man of taste and a patron of literature, whose cultured mode of life at his country seat, Penshurst, was celebrated in verse by Ben Jonson. Penshurst is a village and Civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. Benjamin Jonson ( c 11 June 1572 &ndash 6 August 1637) was an English Renaissance Dramatist It was at Penshurst that he died. He had been married twice; first to Barbara Gamage, a noted heiress and beauty, the daughter of John Gamage, a Glamorgan gentleman; and secondly to Sarah, daughter of William Blount, and widow of Sir Thomas Smythe. Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Morgannwg is one of the thirteen historic counties and a former administrative county of Wales. By his first wife he had a large family. His eldest son having died unmarried in 1613, Robert, the second son, succeeded to the earldom; Catherine, one of his daughters married Sir John Hobart, third son of Sir Henry Hobart, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas; ancestor of the Earls of Buckinghamshire. Sir John Hobart 2nd Baronet ( 19 April 1593 &ndash 20 April 1647) was an English politician Sir Henry Hobart 1st Baronet SL (c 1560 &ndash 29 December 1625) of Blickling Hall, was an English judge and politician Prior to 1880, the Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas (also known as the Chief Justice of the Common Bench) was one of the highest judicial officials Earl of Buckinghamshire is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. Another daughter, Mary Wroth, was (like her father) a poet; Ben Jonson dedicated The Alchemist to her in 1612. Lady Mary Wroth ( 1587 &ndash1651/3 was an English Poet of the Renaissance The Alchemist is a Comedy by English playwright Ben Jonson. First performed in 1610 by the King's Men, it is generally
Robert Sidney was a patron of musicians, as is proved by his being the dedicatee of Robert Jones’s First Book of Songs and Ayres (1600) and A Musicall Banquet (1610) compiled by Robert Dowland, son of the composer John Dowland. Robert Jones may refer to Robert Jones (British politician, (1950&ndash2007 British Conservative politician MP 1983&ndash1997 Robert Jones John Dowland (1563 &ndash buried February 20, 1626) was an English Composer, singer and Lutenist He is best known today for his Sidney had agreed to be godfather to John Dowland’s son, and A Musicall Banquet opens with a Galliard by John Dowland entitled Syr Robert Sidney his Galliard.
Though the brother of one of the most famous poets in the English language, it was not suspected that Robert Sidney had himself been a poet until the 1960s, when his working notebook emerged (in a 19th-century binding) through the dispersal of the Library of Warwick Castle. Warwick Castle (, like warren) is a medieval Shell keep Castle in Warwick, the County town of Warwickshire, (Subsequent research showed it had been acquired in 1848 after passing through a number of sales beginning with the dispersal of the library at Penshurst in the early 19th century. Year 1848 ( MDCCCXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap ) Sold again at Sotheby’s and acquired by the British Library in 1975, the autograph is, as its first editor P. Sotheby's ( is the world's second oldest Auction house in continuous operation (the oldest being Stockholms Auktionsverk founded in 1674 The British Library ( BL) is the National library of the United Kingdom. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. J. Croft pointed out, 'the largest body of verse to have survived from the Elizabethan period in a text entirely set down by the poet himself'. Dating apparently from the latter half of the 1590s when Robert Sidney was governor of Flushing, the collection comprises 66 sonnets, songs, pastorals, elegies and slighter pieces, apparently structured as a kind of reply to Philip Sidney’s Astrophel and Stella. The sonnet is one of the poetic forms that can be found in Lyric poetry from Europe. The term " elegy " was originally used for a type of poetic meter ( Elegiac metre but is also used for a Poem of mourning from the Greek They show Robert Sidney as an advocate of the Neo-platonic philosophy of love and adept at a great variety of verse forms. Neoplatonism (also Neo-Platonism) is the modern term for a school of religious and mystical Philosophy that took shape in the 3rd century AD founded by The fact that several of the poems are based on identifiable tunes confirms his interest in music. While he cannot be placed in the first rank of Elizabethan poets, his poems are by no means negligible and of the greatest interest for the working methods and intellectual interests of the period.
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