Chidiock Tichborne

Chidiock Tichborne was an English poet who is best remembered as a conspirator who took part in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots. He wrote his best-known poem while imprisoned in the Tower of London on the eve of his execution.

Tichborne’s Elegy

‘Tichborne’s Elegy’ by Chidiock Tichborne describes the fears and regrets of Tichborne as he faces a certain execution for plotting regicide.

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