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Selected Poetry of William Byrd (1543-1623)

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
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Care for Thy Soul as Thing of Greatest Price

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: William
Family name: Byrd
Birth date: 1543
Death date: 4 July 1623
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Henry Byrd
          wife: Julian Byrd (from 14 September 1568)
          son: Christopher Byrd
          daughter: Elizabeth Byrd
          daughter: Rachel Byrd
          Roman Catholic: 1543
          Anglican: 1572
Honour: Honorary Organist of the Chapel Royal
Literary period: Renaissance
Occupation: Organist: 1563
          Lincoln: 1543
          Harlington, Middlesex: 1578
          Stondon Place, Essex: 1593
Buried at: Stondon
First RPO edition: 1996-2000