Fulke Greville: Caelica (2792 words)

Freya Sierhuis (University of York)
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FULKE GREVILL /SERVANT TO QUEENE ELIZABETH /CONCELLER TO KING JAMES /AND FREND TO SIR PHILIP SIDNEY /TROPHAEUM PECCATI.

The epitaph Fulke Greville wrote for his own funeral monument in St Mary’s Church, Warwick in 1628, places him within a context which has both ensured his endurance and yet entrapped his reputation. Born in 1554 to a prominent Warwickshire family with links to several noble families including the Dudleys, he was educated at Shrewsbury School and Jesus College, Cambridge. He entered the court of Elizabeth I in 1575 together with his childhood friend, Philip Sidney. While he served the Queen on diplomatic missions, and was made clerk of the council of the Welsh marshes in 1583, his career stalled, and both h…

Citation: Sierhuis, Freya. "Caelica". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 July 2019 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35603, accessed 09 December 2022.]

35603 Caelica 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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