Tudor and Elizabethan Literature

The Grafton Protrait of Christopher Marlowe


Title page from the 1616 edition of Dr. Faustus
Courtesy of W.W. Norton and The Warder Collection.


Portrait of Sir Philip Sidney
From the National Gallery, London, this portrait is by an unknown artist. You can see an enlarged version here.


The Death of Sir Philip Sidney
Fulke Greville's description of Sidney's death at the battle of Zutphen, in 1586.


Penshurst Place, Kent, The Sidney Home
In 1552 King Edward VI granted Penshurst to his former tutor and steward Sir William Sidney, the grandfather of Sir Philip Sidney, who was born at Penshurst. This site has images, a history of the house and grounds, and a map.


The Unofficial History of Penshurst and the Sidney family
A survey of the Sidney family with attention to their lives at Penshurst, illustrated by images of the estate.