Born in the reign of Henry VIII, Sir Edward Dyer was a friend of Philip Sidney and Fulke Greville. A sometimes alchemist, diplomat, and chancellor of the Order of the Garter, Dyer was a member of Parliament for Somerset (1588-89, 1593) and had some of his poems published in England's Helicon. Gabriel Harvey referred to Sidney and Dyer as "the Castor and Pollux of poetry."
The writings in prose and verse of Edward Dyer, ed. A. B. Grosart. 1870.