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Sir Philip Sidney, Author of the Finest Love Poems in English Before Shakespeare

Sir Philip Sidney was born at Penhurst, Kent on 30 November 1554. He was the first child of Sir Henry Sidney and his wife, Mary, née Dudley. Present at the birth were his royal Spanish godfather and his maternal grandmother, … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: William John Napier, 9th Lord Napier, Royal Navy Officer

William John Napier, 9th Lord Napier (Chinese: 律勞卑; 1786 – 11 October 1834) was a Royal Navy officer, politician and diplomat. Early Life He was the son of Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier (1758–1823) and the father of Francis Napier, … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Benjamin Bathurst, Disappearing Diplomat

Benjamin Bathurst (18 March 1784 – 1809?) was a British diplomatic envoy who disappeared in Germany during the Napoleonic Wars. He was the third son of Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich. Bathurst disappeared on or about 25 November 1809, sparking … Continue reading

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