ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Thomas Herbert

(1606-1682)


Sir Thomas Herbert is thought to have attended Jesus College Oxford (1621) and later Cambridge. He traveled to Persia with Sir Dodmore Cotton and Sir Robert Shirley (1628), was Commissioner with Fairfax's army (1644) and was appointed Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles I in his captivity (1647-49). Herbert became attached to the man he was asked to supervise. Carolina Threnodia, his account of the King's last two years, was posthumously published.

TEXT RECORDS:

1679 ca.Carolina Threnodia.

PUBLICATIONS:

A relation of some yeares travaile, begunne anno 1626 into Afrique and the greater Asia. 1634.
An answer to ... Mercuries message. 1641.
An elegie upon the death of Thomas, Earle of Strafford. 1641.
Newes newly discovered in a pleasant dialogue betwixt Papa the false pope and Benedict an honest fryer. 1641.
Newes out of Islington; or a dialogue very merry and pleasant. 1641.
A reply in the defence of Oxford petition, with a declaration of the academians tears for the decay of learning. 1641.
Vox secunda populi. Or the commons gratitude. 1641.
Threnodia Carolina. 1678.
Memoirs of the last two years of Charles I. 1702.
Threnodia Carolina, ed Nicol. 1813.