A Sidney Chronology: 1554-1654 offers a comprehensive chronological survey of the literary, political and personal history of the Sidney family of Penshurst Place, Kent. As royal servants, courtiers, diplomats, soldiers, writers and patrons of numerous other authors, the Sidneys occupied a central position in the development of Early-Modern English literature. Particular attention is paid to the lives and writings of Sir Philip Sidney; Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester; and Lady Mary Wroth.
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Author Biography - Michael Brennan
MICHAEL G. BRENNAN is a Reader in Renaissance Studies at the School of English, University of Leeds. With Margaret Hannay and Noel Kinnamon, he is co-editor of The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (1998) and is a Council Member of the Hakluyt Society. NOEL J. KINNAMON is Professor of English at Mars Hill College, North Carolina. With Margaret Hannay and Michael Brennan he is preparing an edition of the letters of Sir Robert Sidney to Barbara Gamage Sidney. He also serves on the Council of the Renaissance English Text Society.