's ancestors were Scottish; they hailed from Midlothian. They claimed kinship with David Balfour, the hero of Robert Louis Stevenson
's Kidnapped, and Sir John Harington
, the Elizabethan inventor of the water closet.
Oliver Lyttelton, first Viscount Chandos,. The Memoirs of Lord Chandos. Bodley Head.
Family and Intimate relationships
Lady Hester Pulter
's elder sister Margaret (later, by marriage, Margaret Hobson
) had the distinction of being the recipient or dedicatee of Milton
's sonnet in praise of her father.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Another sister, Dionysia, married the son...
Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
The fact that Mary Sidney did not print the psalms, as she did her brother's poems, says something about her attitudes both to print and to her own ranked and gendered identity as an author...
Early August 1591: Sir John Harington's translation of Ariosto's...
Writing climate item
Early August 1591
Sir John Harington
's translation of Ariosto
's heroicromanceOrlando Furioso (which means something like Roland Run Mad) was published.