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Birth of Philip Sidney 1554

| November 30, 2010

On this day in history, 30th November 1554, the poet, courtier and soldier, Philip Sidney, was born at Penshurst Place in Kent, England. You can read a bio of Sidney in my article “The Death of Philip Sidney”, but here is the first sonnet from Sidney’s famous “Astrophel and Stella”, which is thought to have […]

Philip Sidney

| October 19, 2010

The Death of Philip Sidney

| October 17, 2010

On this day in history, 17th October 1586, the poet, courtier and soldier, Sir Philip Sidney, died as a result of an injury inflicted by the Spanish forces at the Battle of Zutphen in the Netherlands. His body was returned to England and laid to rest on the 16th February 1587 in St Paul’s Cathedral. […]