Sir Francis Kynaston (Kinaston) was born in Shropshire and entered Oriel College Oxford in 1601 (B.A. from St. Mary Hall 1604; M.A. from Trinity Hall Cambridge 1611) before moving to Lincoln's Inn (1611). He was knighted in 1618 and served at court and in Parliament for Salop, Shropshire (1621-22). In 1635 he founded an academy for gentlemen, Musaeum Minervae, and the same year published a Latin translation of Chaucer's Troilus.
Musae querulae de regis in Scotiam profectione [Arthur Johnstone, trans.] 1633.
Amorum Troili et Cresidae: libri duo priores anglico-latini [Chaucer]. 1635.
Musae Aulicae [Arthur Johnstone, trans.] 1635.
Corona Minervae: or a masque. 1635.
The constitutions of the Musarum Minervae. 1636.
Leoline and Sydanis an heroick romance: Cynthiades. 1642.
The loves of Troilus and Cressida, written by Chaucer, with a commentary by Sir Francis Kynaston, never before published [ed. Francis Godolphin Waldron]. 1796.