Sir Philip Sidney

Standard Name: Sidney, Sir Philip


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Cultural formation Celia Fiennes
CF 's family were upper-class, linked to the nobility: distinguished anti-monarchists and dissenters . She took her religion seriously: at the sight of a monument to Fulke Greville which boasted his friendship with Sir Philip Sidney
Dedications Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
She went on working at them later, developing her skills as she went on, and doing a great deal of revision. Her critic Gary F. Waller believes that she kept two working drafts simultaneously in...
Dedications Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke , presented a fine copy of the psalms written by herself and her brother to Queen Elizabeth , with a dedication to her.
Hannay, Margaret P. Philip’s Phoenix: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke. Oxford University Press, 1990.
Dedications Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
She dedicated it to Henrietta Maria Bowdler , less in honour of Bowdler herself than in honour of her friendship with and literary executorship of the scholar Elizabeth Smith ; she compares their relationship to...
Education Mary Matilda Betham
She had already written in her diary about copying, in oils, a portrait drawing from an edition of Sir Philip Sidney 's Arcadia.
Betham, Ernest, editor. A House of Letters. Jarrold and Sons, 1905.
Education Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick
Mary Boyle grew up until well into her teens (1638) on a farm near Cork, living in the family of tenants of her father. She was soburly [sic] educated; it is not clear...
Education Eleanor Farjeon
EF did not attend school, but read in complete freedom from adult control. She read Philip Sidney 's Arcadia before the age of ten. Her father used to give each of his children a new...
Education Jane Porter
Their mother, when she was widowed, moved her family to Edinburgh in 1780, partly for the sake of the future advantage of a good education at a moderate expense. In Scotland, wrote JP later, a...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Sidney, Countess of Sunderland
The Sidney family was in fact a kind of royalty of literature. Dorothy's Sidney grandfather was a poet, and the fame of her great-uncle and great-aunt Sir Philip and Mary Sidney, later Countess of Pembroke
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Mary Wroth
Her uncle Sir Philip Sidney , who died almost exactly a year before her birth,
Hannay, Margaret P. Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth. Ashgate, 2010.
also contributed to her sense of herself as a writer.
Family and Intimate relationships Martha Moulsworth
Her father, Robert Dorset or Dorsett, was a gentleman, a Church of England clergyman at Ewelme, and a Doctor of Divinity from Oxford. He had tutored and corresponded with Sir Philip Sidney .
Depas-Orange, Ann. “Moulsworth’s Life and Times”. "The Birthday of my Self": Martha Moulsworth, Renaissance Poet, edited by Ann Depas-Orange and Robert C. Evans, Critical Matrix, 1996, pp. 7 - 10.
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Elizabeth I
In the minds of the country's ruling class, a marriage for the queen was also necessary. Some have supposed that at this stage Elizabeth may have hoped to marry one day, although she herself publicly...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
While still in her twenties, Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke , lost in succession her father, her mother, and her brother Philip .
Hannay, Margaret P. Philip’s Phoenix: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke. Oxford University Press, 1990.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
Her famous brother, Sir Philip Sidney , who was seven years her senior, was universally admired as a courtier and writer.
Family and Intimate relationships Ephelia
Lady Mary's mother, an heiress, was born Lady Katherine (Kate) Manners . She had literary interests, and transcribed, for instance, passages from Sir Philip Sidney 's Arcadia. After her husband's violent death she married...


19 November 1594
Edmund Spenser 's Amoretti (sonnets) and Epithalamium were entered in the Stationers' Register .
By November 1651
Anna Weamys , aged about twenty, published as a young gentle-woman, Mrs. A.W., A Continuation of Sir Philip Sydney 's Arcadia.
19 June 1725
Dorothy Stanley , née Milborne, published by subscription Sir Philip Sidney 's Arcadia Moderniz'd, in four books (coinciding with the thirteenth edition of the original romance).
English Short Title Catalogue.