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Sir Christopher Hatton

(1540—1591) courtier and politician


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(1540–91),

became the favourite of Queen Elizabeth I because of his graceful dancing (alluded to by Sheridan, The Critic, ii. ii). Hatton was lord chancellor, 1587–91, and chancellor of Oxford University, 1588. He was the friend and patron of Spenser and Churchyard, and wrote Act IV of Tancred and Gismund.

Subjects: British History — Literature.


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