1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Richard Fanshawe

George Dyer, in History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge (1814) 2:77-78.



Sherman mentions Sir Richard Fanshaw, who was Latin Secretary to Charles II. and both a Latin and English writer, as of this college [Clare Hall]. Smyth speaks of him as taking his L.L.D.'s degree at Oxford in 1644. He translated Il Pastor Fido of Guarini, and was author also of a Summary of the Civil Wars of Rome. He was ambassador to Spain, and, according to Smyth, died at Madrid in 1666.