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Dallington, Sir Robert (1561–1636x8), author and courtier  

C. S. Knighton

Dallington, Sir Robert (1561–1636x8), author and courtier, was born at Geddington, Northamptonshire. From about 1575 to about 1580 he was at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; there is no record of his graduation, but in 1601 he was incorporated at Oxford as MA of ...

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Lloyd, Lodowick [Ludovic] (fl. 1573–1607), writer and courtier  

Andrew Hadfield

Lloyd, Lodowick [Ludovic] (fl. 1573–1607), writer and courtier, was the fifth son of Oliver Lloyd, lord of the manor of Marrington, and Gwenllian, daughter of Griffith ap Howel ab Ieuan Blayney of Gregynog. Nothing is known of his early life, but his works suggest that he was highly educated, being able to write in Latin and having a wide range of reference to numerous classical and biblical authorities. A number of ...

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Matthew, Sir Toby [Tobie] (1577–1655), writer and courtier  

A. J. Loomie

Matthew, Sir Toby [Tobie] (1577–1655), writer and courtier, was born at Salisbury on 3 October 1577, the first son of Tobie Matthew (1544?–1628), later archbishop of York, and Frances, née Barlow (d. 1629) [see Matthew, Frances], widow of Matthew Parker...

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Matthew, Sir Toby (1577–1655)  

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Sir Toby Matthew (1577–1655) by James Gammon, pubd 1660 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ralegh, Sir Walter (1554–1618)  

Maker: Nicholas Hilliard

Sir Walter Ralegh (1554–1618) by Nicholas Hilliard, c. 1585 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ralegh [Raleigh], Sir Walter (1554–1618), courtier, explorer, and author  

Mark Nicholls and Penry Williams

Ralegh [Raleigh], Sir Walter (1554–1618), courtier, explorer, and author, was born at Hayes, near East Budleigh, Devon, the second son and third surviving child of Walter Ralegh (1504/5–1581), landowner, of East Budleigh, and his third wife, Katherine (d. 1594), daughter of ...

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Sidney, Sir Philip (1554–1586)  

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Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586) by unknown artist, 1578 reproduced by permission of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, Great Britain. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Sidney, Sir Philip (1554–1586), author and courtier  

H. R. Woudhuysen

Sidney, Sir Philip (1554–1586), author and courtier, was born on 30 November 1554 at Penshurst, Kent, the first of seven children of Sir Henry Sidney (1529–1586) and his wife, Mary Sidney (1530x35–1586), daughter of John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, and his wife, Jane Guildford...