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Edmund Spenser
(1552 - 1599)

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1552 Born (year approx) in London
1561 Enters Merchant Taylor's school (year approx.)
1569 Matriculates as a sizar at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge
1573 Graduates B.A. from Pembroke
1576 Recieves M.A., leaves Cambridge for Kent, where he acts as secretary for the Bishop of Rochester
1577 Employed by the Earl of Leicester (date approx.)
1579 The Shephearde's Calendar published
1580 Appointed secretary to Arthur, fourteenth Lord Grey de Wilton (Lord Deputy of Ireland)
1581 Appointed clerk of the Chancery for Faculties in Dublin
1586 Astrophel published
1590 First three books of The Faery Queen published
1590 Presented to Queen Elizabeth by Sir Walter Raleigh
1591 Books IV through VI of The Faery Queen and Complaints published
1591 Returns to Ireland
1594 Marries Elizabeth Boyle
1595 Epithalamion published
1596 Prothalamion published
1598 A Vewe of the present state of Irelande completed
1598 Appointed Sheriff for County Cork; Kilcolman is sacked in October, and Spenser and his family flee to Cork ; Spenser leaves for London
1599 Dies 13 January at Westminster, a pauper
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