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Spenser, Edmund (1552?–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland

Andrew Hadfield

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195064933
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26145
Spenser, Edmund (1552?–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland

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Spenser, Edmund (1552?–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland, was born in London but his family possibly came from Burnley in north-east Lancashire. His origins are unclear and his immediate family not established beyond doubt, although a number of possible ancestors and relatives are recorded. The ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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