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Thomas Churchyard

(1523—1604) writer and soldier


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(?1523–1604),

published, before 1552, A Myrrour for Man. Between 1560 and 1603 he issued a multitude of broadsheets and small volumes in verse and prose. His best‐known works are Shores Wife (1563), in the Mirror for Magistrates, and the General Rehearsall of Warres (1579). Spenser in his Colin Clout refers to Churchyard as ‘old Palemon… That sung so long untill quite hoarse he grew’.

Subjects: Literature.


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