1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Thynne

Philip Bliss, Athenae Oxonienses (1815) 2:109-10.



When Thynne left Oxford, he became a member of Lincoln's Inn. The first preferment that he obtained, was that of Blanche Lyon poursuivant, after which, when he was fifty-seven years, he was on the 22d of April, 1602, with great ceremony, created Lancaster herald at that office, dated the 23d October, 44 Eliz. Wood places his death in 1611, but it must have happened sooner, since he never surrendered his patent, and that granted to his successor in office bears date in November 1608.