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Selected Poetry of Thomas Sackville, earl of Dorset (1536-1608)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Mirror for Magistrates: The Induction

Biographical information

Given name: Thomas
Family name: Sackville, earl of Dorset
Birth date: 1536
Death date: 19 April 1608
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Richard Sackville
          wife: Cecily Sackville (from 1554)
          son: Robert Sackville
          son: Thomas Sackville
          son: William Sackville
          daughter: Jane Browne
          daughter: Anne Glemham
          daughter: Mary Neville
Language: English
Education
          Grammar school of Sullington, Sussex
          Inner Temple
Religion: Protestant
Honours
          Knighthood: 8 June 1567
          M.A., Cambridge: 30 August 1571
          M.A., Oxford: 6 January 1592
Literary period: Renaissance
Occupations
          Member of Parliament
          Commissioner for ecclesiastical causes
          Lord treasurer
          Chancellor of the University of Oxford: 17 December 1591
Residences
          Buckhurst, Sussex
          Withyham, Sussex: 1536
          Withyham, Sussex: 1569
          Knole, near Sevenoaks, Kent: 1603
Buried at: Sackville Chapel, parish church of Withyham
First RPO edition: 1997