Surrey, Henry Howard, earl of

Surrey, Henry Howard, earl of (1517 - 1547)


Like Wyatt's poems, Surrey's were circulated in manuscript during his lifetime. A number of them were first printed in Tottel's Miscellany of 1557 (cf. introductory note to Wyatt above). The text in Representative Poetry is based on the manuscript versions of the poems, which were first edited by Nott in 1815-16, and more recently in the scholarly edition of The Poems of Henry Howard Earl of Surrey by F. M. Padelford (Seattle, 1920 and 1928). The sonnets were first printed by Tottell in 1557.

  • Brigden, Susan. "Howard, Henry, earl of Surrey (1516/17–1547)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. Jan. 2008.
Given Name
Henry Howard, earl of
Family Name
Howard, Henry
Birth Date
0, 1517
Death Date
January 19, 1547
  • Soldier

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