EDMUND SPENSER

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON EDMUND SPENSER  EDMUND  SPENSER WAS A SUCCESSFUL ACTIVE POET IN THE ENGLISH RECONNAISSANCE BETWEEN 1569 TILL HIS DEATH IN 1599.

TIME-LINE OF EDMUND SPENSER

DATE                           EVENT
 
1552
  • Edmund was born in East Smithfield, London England, the son of John and Elizabeth Spenser.
1553
1558
  • 17TH NOVEMBER   Queen Mary Tudor is dead and now her half sister Elizabeth is Queen od England.
1561
  • It is beieved Edmund entered the Merchant Taylors' school around this time.
1569
  • MAY Edmund matriculated as a sizar at Pembroke Hall (now Pembroke College), Cambridge
1570
  • Edmund attended Pembroke college, Cambridge, and met his friend Gabriel Harvey
1573
  • Edmund took his BA. eleventh in a list of one hundred and twenty students
1576
  • Edmund left Cambridge for Kent after taking his M.A, sixty-sixth in a list of seventy
1577
  • Edmund may have been employed by  Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester as early as this period.
1578
  • Edmund became a secretary to John Young, Bishop of Rochester
  • Edmund wrote the book Mother Hubberd's Tale
1579
  • Edmund, published the Shepheardes Calender
  • SPRING Edmund was accepted into the employment of the Earl of Leicester, and was living in Leicester House on the Strand . While in Robert Dudley service Edmund came into contact with Sir Philip Sidney and Sir Edward Dyer,
  • 27TH OCTOBER Edmund married Machabyas Childe.
1580
  • JULY: Edmund went to Ireland in service of the newly appointed lord deputy, Arthur Grey, 14th Baron Grey De Wilton
  • Tears Of The Muses is composed by Edmund
  • 7TH -10TH NOVEMBER: Edmund is present at the siege of Smethwick, along side Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Edmund is chief secretary for Ireland till 1582
1581
  • MARCH Edmund was was appointed clerk of the Chancery for Faculties in Dublin,
  • Edmund, nd Lodowick Bryskett with Grey during negotiations with Turlogh Lynagh O'Neill at the Blackwater. Edmund then accompanies Grey on an expedition against Baltinglas and Feagh McHugh
1582
  • Edwrad obtained a lease of Lord Baltinglas's Dublin home
  • AUGUST Edmund leased New Abbey, County Kildare
1583
  • MAY Edmund served as Commissioner of Musters for Kildare
1584
  • Edmund served again as Commissioner of Musters for Kildare
1587
  • Edmund, received estate at Kilcolman, near Doneraile in North Cork
1588
  • JUNE Edmund is post of Clerk of the Council of Munster
1589
  • Edmund was around this period an acquaintance of Sir Walter Ralegh
1590
  • Edmund brought out his book The Faerie Queene, he travelled to London to promote and publish the book and later presented before Queen Elizabeth
  • Edmund is appointed English Poet Laureate
1591
  • Edmund had his poetry collection of complaints published and also returned to Ireland.
1594
  • Machabyas Childe Edmund his first wife -died
  • 11TH JUNE Edmund married his second wife Elizabeth Boyle.
  • Pithalamion is an ode written to his bride, Elizabeth Boyle, on their wedding day
1595
  • Edmund publishes Amoretti
  • Edmund published Colin Clouts Come Home Againe
1596
  • Edmund wrote wrote a prose pamphlet titled a view of the present state of Ireland
1598
  • APRIL Edmunds's work was entered into the Stationer's Register
  • SEPTEMBER Edmund was appointed appointed Sheriff for County Cork
  • OCTOBER Kilcolman sacked,
  • Edmund during the nine years war, was driven from his home by the native Irish forces of Aodh Ó Néill, and his castle at Kilmarnock was burned, one of his children died in the fire , Edmund travelled back to London took up residence in King's Street
1599
  • 13TH JANUARY: Edmund died at the age of forty-six. Edmunds funeral expenses were paid by earl of Essex
 
Edmund Spenser was buried in Poet's corner Westminster Abbey

EXTRA FACTS ON EDMUND SPENCER

  • Edmund Spenser was a successful active poet in the English reconnaissance between 1569 till his death in 1599.
 
  • Edmunds early education was in London at the Merchant Taylor' School
 
  • Edmunds work, was successful enough to obtain a life pension of fifty pound a year from Queen Elizabeth I England
 
  • Edmund was married twice, he had two children Sylvanus and Katherine, to his first wife and one child a daughter Catherine to his second wife.
 
  • It was Gabriel Harvey, himself who was admitted as a Fellow of Pembroke Hall that introduced Edmuind to a number of important connections and potential patrons, including Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
 
 
  • Elizabeth Spencer, Baroness Hunsdon, was the inspiration for Edmund Spenser's Muiopotmos, It was about a tightly-structured poem in which the butterfly Clarion is killed by the spider Aragnoll
 
  • Alice Spencer, Countess of Derby, was dedicated by Edmund the poem the “Teares Of The Muses”
 
 
  • Mother Hubbard’s Tale, was dedicated to Anne Spencer, Baroness Mounteagle, by Edmund.
 
  • The word ‘blatant’ was invented in Spenser’s epic poem “The Faerie Queene”
 
  • Edmund lived in Ireland, until his home was burned down by rebels
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  • After, Edmund died, coffin was carried to his grave in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey by other poets. He was buried is near Geoffrey Chaucer’s grave

THE WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER

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