Philip Stubbes

M. J. Kidnie (University of Western Ontario)
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The earliest extant record of the life of Phillip Stubbes is a license documenting his marriage to Katherine Emmes, the daughter of William and Katherine Emmes of London, dated 6 September 1586. Married at fifteen, Katherine died of a fever four and a half years later, six weeks after bearing their first child, John. An entry in the parish registers of Burton-upon-Trent notes the baptism of their son on 17 November 1590. A second entry in this register claims that Katherine was buried the same day she died, on 14 December 1590. Interlined in a different ink and hand, it seems likely that this information was added at a later date, perhaps by one of Stubbes's readers, and is not an accurate record of burial. In the revised edition of Athenae Oxonienses (1813-20), Anthony à Wood suggests…

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Citation: Kidnie, M. J.. "Philip Stubbes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 September 2002 [, accessed 02 December 2023.]

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