CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF DRAYTON’S LIFE AND WORKS
1563 Drayton born at Hartshill, Warwickshire.
1572? Drayton a page in the house of Sir
Henry Goodere, at
The English poet Michael Drayton (1563-1631) attempted to create a strong national culture by turning for inspiration to English history rather than to foreign sources.Like his contemporary William Sh...
In late-seventeenth-century estimates of literary stature, Michael Drayton ranks only slightly below Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and Ben Jonson. Until the middle of the twentieth century, Drayt...