I do have to admit to Sir Thomas Wyatt being my historical crush (along with Robert Dudley and George Boleyn), so I was very excited when my daughter Verity told me that she is studying his work this term as part of her English Literature unit. She's now being bombarded with resources and Wyatt trivia from me! Anyway, it inspired me to talk a little about him in this week's Claire Chats talk and to share some Wyatt resources with you...
Click here to enjoy an expert talk by author Wendy J. Dunn on Thomas Wyatt.
Click here for a Claire Chats video on Thomas Wyatt and Anne Boleyn.
Click here for a Claire Chats talk on "What did Thomas Wyatt see in May 1536?".
Click here for our Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder Quiz.
Here are links to where you can read Wyatt's work online:
- The works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and of Sir Thomas Wyatt the elder, Volume I, ed. George Frederick Nott - https://archive.org/details/worksofhenryhowa01surruoft
- The works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and of Sir Thomas Wyatt the elder, Volume II, ed. George Frederick Nott - https://archive.org/details/worksofhenryhowa02surruoft
- Tottel's Miscellany: Songes and Sonettes, ed. Edward Arber - https://archive.org/details/tottelsmiscella00arbegoog
And the books I recommended are:
- Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest by Susan Brigden, Faber and Faber.
- Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII by Nicola Shulman, Steerforth Press.