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Drayton, Michaellocked

(1563–1631)
  • Anne Lake Prescott

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Drayton, Michael (1563–1631), poet, was born early in 1563 at Hartshill, near Atherstone, in north Warwickshire. His origins were humble. John Aubrey's Brief Lives says his father was a butcher. The more reliable Bernard Newdigate tentatively identifies William Drayton, a tanner, as his grandfather and another ...

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