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Lodge, Thomas

Born: 1558 AD
Died: 1625 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Dramatist, Poets

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1558 - He was born at West Ham.

1577 - He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity College, Oxford; taking his BA.

1578 - He entered Lincoln's Inn, where, as in the other Inns of Court, a love of letters and a crop of debts were common.

1587 - He seems to have made a series of attempts at play writing, though most of those attributed to him are mainly conjectural.

1593 - His second historical romance, the Life and Death of William Longbeard, was more successful than the first.

1580 - Lodge had given to the world a volume of poems bearing the title of the chief among them, Scillaes Metamorphosis, Enterlaced with the Unfortunate Love of Glaucus, more briefly known as Glaucus and Scilla.

1606 - He seems to have left England, to escape the persecution then directed against the Catholics; and a letter from him dated 1610 thanks the English ambassador in Paris for enabling him to return in safety.

1616 - He was abroad on urgent private affairs of one kind and another.

1625 - Front this time to his death nothing further concerning him remains to be noted.

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