William Percy 1574-1648

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William PERCY 1574-1648

Biographical Note

3rd son of Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland (ca.1532-1585). Matriculated from Gloucester Hall, Oxford. While at Oxford, Percy belonged to a Catholic literary coterie. He authored various plays and works of poetry, including a collection of sonnets Sonnets to the Fairest Coelia (1594).


A collection of ca.150 Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, now at Petworth House, was probably assembled by Percy.