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date: 13 July 2020

Spenser, Edmundlocked

  • Andrew Hadfield


Spenser, Edmund (1552?–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland, was born in London but his family possibly came from Burnley in north-east Lancashire. His origins are unclear and his immediate family not established beyond doubt, although a number of possible ancestors and relatives are recorded. The ...

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Pembroke College, Cambridge