Drayton, Michael

Drayton, Michael
   It is conjectured that Drayton was born at Hartshill, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, and that he was in the service of Sir Henry Goodere of Powlesworth, Warwickshire, who seems to have played a part in Drayton's education. Just as little is known about his birth, little is known about his life, apart from his voluminous publications. When James I ascended the throne in 1603, Drayton acclaimed the accession in verse, but was indiscreet not to mention the departed Queen Elizabeth. This breach of etiquette cost him a place at court. He was buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey, where a monument was erected to him by the Countess of Dorset. Some of his publications: Harmonie of the Church, 1591. Idea, the Shepherd's Garland, 1593. Peirs Gaveston, 1593. Idea's Mirror, 1594. Matilda, 1594. Endymion and Phoebe, 1595. Robert, Duke of Normandy, 1596. England's Heroical Epistles, 1597. Poems Lyric and Pastoral, 1606. Poly-Olbion, 1612-1622. Some of his poems: "Baron's War," "The Battle of Agincourt," "The Fairy Palace," "The Moone-Calfe," "The Owle," "To the Virginian Voyage," "Wrestlers."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). Poets of the English Language. Volumes I-V. W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. Viking Press, 1950. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Cherry-Tree. Geoffrey Grigson, ed. Phoenix House, 1959. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). Westminster Abbey Official Guide (no date).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • DRAYTON, Michael — (c. 1563 1631) Michael Drayton s contemporaries set him in company with Edmund Spen­ser* and Philip Sidney* for his contributions to the creation of an English lit­erature. Probably born in Hartshill, Warwickshire, of yeoman stock, Drayton is… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Drayton, Michael — ▪ English poet born 1563, Hartshill, Warwickshire, Eng. died 1631, London  English poet, the first to write odes in English in the manner of Horace.       Drayton spent his early years in the service of Sir Henry Goodere, to whom he owed his… …   Universalium

  • Drayton,Michael — Dray·ton (drātʹn), Michael. 1563 1631. English poet who produced a wide range of works, including sonnets, dramas, satires, and eclogues, such as those in Idea, The Shepherd s Garland (1593). * * * …   Universalium

  • Drayton, Michael — (1563 1631)    English poet known for his historical verse but also for his pastorals and sonnets. His outstanding work was Poly Olbion, a topographical survey of Britain. Many of his historical poems dealt with figures and events from the… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • DRAYTON, MICHAEL —    an English poet, born In Warwickshire, like Shakespeare; was one of the three chief patriotic poets, Warner and Daniel being the other two, which arose in England after her humiliation of the pride of Spain, although he was no less… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Drayton, Michael — (1563 1631)    Poet, b. in Warwickshire, was in early life page to a gentleman, and was possibly at Camb. or Oxf. His earliest poem, The Harmonie of the Church, was destroyed. His next was The Shepherd s Garland (1593), afterwards reprinted as… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Michael Drayton — Drayton in 1599. Michael Drayton (1563 – 23 December 1631) was an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era. Contents 1 Biography …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Drayton — Michael Drayton. Michael Drayton (Harshull, Warwick, 1563 23 de diciembre de 1631) fue un poeta inglés que destacó en la era isabelina. Aunque no era de origen noble, estuvo todo su vida ligado a la aristocracia desempeñando algún empleo en la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Michael Lee (musician) — Michael Lee Birth name Michael Gary Pearson Born 19 November 1969 Darlington,England Died 24 November 2008 (Aged 39) Genres Hard rock Occupations …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Drayton — Michael Drayton, Kupferstich 1619, (unbekannter Künstler, heute National Portrait Gallery, London) Michael Drayton (* 1563 in Hartshill, Warwickshire; † 23. Dezember 1631 in London)[1] war ein englischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”