My European Faces: Mary Sidney, Countess Pembroke, playwright, British, European — Guest Blogger Arstyr

Beautiful, talented and unconvential Mary Sidney was counted as the first influential British female poet and playwright. By 1600, she was listed together with her brother Philip Sidney and William Shakespeare as notable authors of her time. Admired by her fellow writers — poet Samuel Daniels wrote more than 30 Sonnets dedicated to her — Lady Sidney was deeply influenced by Continental writers and sought to bring European literary forms to England. She was British and European.

via My European Faces: Mary Sidney, Countess Pembroke, playwright, British, European — Arstyr

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