William Percy 1574-1648
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William PERCY 1574-1648
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.
- Gair, Reavley. "Percy, William (1574–1648), poet and playwright." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Miller, E. A collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays at Petworth, National Trust Yearbook 1975-6, 62-4.