Thomas Egerton

(1540—1617) lord chancellor

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(1540–1617), was lord chancellor from 1603 till his death. He befriended F. Bacon. Donne was his secretary (1597–1602) and S. Daniel addressed poems to him. It was to his third wife that Milton's Arcades was addressed.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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