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Hilary Maddicott

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Title of thesis

  • The political and cultural career of Philip Sidney (1619-1698), Lord Viscount Lisle, third earl of Leicester.
  • An examination of Lord Lisle’s  political career from 1640-1659 and his cultural patronage with particular reference to the traditions and expectations of the Sidney family


Research interests

  • The politics of the Civil War and Interregnum; Ireland in the 1640s; Reformed Protestantism, particularly religious Independency; noble culture and the question of honour; art collecting and literary patronage during the late seventeenth century.

Papers given

  • The art collection of Philip Sidney, third earl of Leicester, given at the Penshurst conference, The Textures of Life at Penshurst Place, 1552-1743, Penshurst Place, 2003.
  • The art collection of Philip Sidney, third earl of Leicester given at the Joint Annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America and the Society for Renaissance Studies, United Kingdom, Cambridge, 7-9 April, 2005