Tichborne, Chidiock

Tichborne, Chidiock (1558 - 1586)


Tichborne was executed for having become a party to a Catholic plot to murder Elizabeth. Although not quite as young as his farewell poem suggests, written within three days of his death, the verses were famous in the period.

  • Williams, Penry. "Babington, Anthony (1561–1586)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
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Birth Date
November 0, 1558
Death Date
September 20, 1586
Family Relations
father : Peter Tichborne
mother : Elizabeth Tichborne
wife : Agnes Tichborne
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Cause of Death
First RPO Edition