The Tudor Society

11 March – Giles Fletcher the Elder

Giles Fletcher the Elder, the Elizabethan poet and diplomat, died on 11 March 1611. He had an interesting life and a good court career, but it's his deathbed speech to his son, Phineas, that piqued my interest in this Tudor man. His legacy was so much more than the literature he produced.

In today's "on this day in Tudor history" video, I give an overview of Fleltcher's life and shares his deathbed words and the thoughts of his son who was with him.

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