Related Content

Related Overviews

Philip Sidney (1554—1586) author and courtier

Sir Robert Sidney (1563—1626) courtier and poet



See all related overviews in Oxford Reference »


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature


Show Summary Details


Penshurst Place

Quick Reference

In Kent, has been in the possession of the Sidney family since 1552, and was the birthplace of Sir P. Sidney. Many writers enjoyed its hospitality, including Jonson, who paid a graceful tribute in ‘To Penshurst’ (The Forest, 1616). See also patronage.

Subjects: Literature

Reference entries