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Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester

(1563-1626), Courtier and poet; second son of Sir Henry Sidney

Sitter in 3 portraits
The soldier brother of the poet Sir Philip Sidney, Robert Sidney had a distinguished military career, particularly in the Low Countries, and he was made Governor of Flushing in 1588. He had a distinguished military career, and an interest in colonial exploration.

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Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, by Thomas Cook - NPG D25817

Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Thomas Cook
line engraving, possibly late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D25817

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