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Mary Sidney, Robert Sidney, Mary Wroth and William Herbert

This second film introduces you to Robert Sidney, his sister Mary Sidney Herbert, and their children Lady Mary Wroth and William Herbert.

In this step we will learn about Philip’s sister, Mary Sidney Herbert, his brother, Robert Sidney, who became the owner of Penshurst Place, and their children who became the next generation of Sidney writers.

Watch this video and think about what role Mary Sidney played in perpetuating Sir Philip Sidney’s literary legacy.

  • How do you think Mary Sidney and Robert Sidney extended the literary patterns he set?
  • How do the younger generation of writers, Mary Wroth and William Herbert continue those traditions?
  • Are any of these Sidney writers new to you?

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Penshurst Place and the Sidney Family of Writers

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