ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir George Buc

(1560-1622)


The son of Robert Buck, gentleman usher to the Bishop of Ely, Sir George Buc was baptized 1 October 1560 at Holy Trinity, Ely; at the age of 18 he was schoolmaster at Chichester Grammar School. Buc was a member of Thavies Inn (1584) and the Middle Temple. He traveled on the Cadiz expedition (1596), served in Parliament for Gatton (1593, 1597-98), and was master of the revels and licenser of plays (1608-1622). His MS plays were destroyed in a fire; other writings were later claimed by his great-nephew, George Buck.


TEXT RECORDS:

1605Daphnis Polystephanos. An Eclog.

PUBLICATIONS:

Daphnis polustephanos: An eclogue treating of crowns and of garlands. 1605.
The third university of England: or a treatise of the foundations of all the colledges. 1615.
The great Plantagenet. 1635.
The history of the life and reigne of Richard the Third. 1646.