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William Fowler (c. 1560 — 1612) was a Scottish poet, writer, courtier, and translator, active from 1581 to 1612.

He was the son of Janet Fockhart and William Fowler, a well connected Edinburgh burgess. He graduated from St Leonard's College, St Andrews in 1578. By 1581 he was in Paris studying civil law. At this time he published An ansvver to the calumnious letter and erroneous propositions of an apostat named M. Io. Hammiltoun a pamphlet criticising John Hamilton and other catholics in Scotland, who he claimed had driven him from that country. In response two Scottish Catholics, Hamilton and Hay manhandled him and dragged him through the streets to the Collège de Navarre.

Following his return to Scotland, he visited London to retrieve some money owed to his father by Mary, Queen of Scots. Here he frequently visited the house of Michel de Castelnau, Sieur de Mauvissiere, where he met Giordano Bruno, currently staying there. He was soon recruited by Francis Walsingham to act as a spy until 1583, by which time he felt his consorting with French Catholics was compromising his religious integrity. His letters to Walsingham mention his widowed mother's concern at his role in London and her moneylending activities, and information he obtained in January 1583 from the exiled Duke of Lennox.

In 1589 he was accompanied by William Schaw on the diplomatic mission to Denmark to arrange the marriage of James VI to Anne of Denmark. He was a paid negotiator for the city of Edinburgh, charged with raising the profile of the burgh. Subsequently he was appointed private secretary and Master of Requests to Anne of Denmark, when she became James VI's queen. He retained these positions when Anne went to England. He wrote an account of the baptism of Prince Henry in 1594 and taught the queen the art of memory, a subject upon which he also wrote a treatise. In 1609 he received a grant of 2,000 acres (8 km²) in Ulster as reward for his services.

He was part of a literary circle known as the "Castalian Band", which included Alexander Montgomerie, John Stewart of Baldynneis, Alexander Hume, Thomas and Robert Hudson, and James VI himself.

In May 1583, while William was intriguing in London, his sister Susannah Fowler married John Drummond the king's doorkeeper and son of Robert Drummond of Carnock their son was the poet William Drummond of Hawthornden. His nephew bequeathed a manuscript collection of seventy-two sonnets, entitled The Tarantula of Love, and a translation (1587) from the Italian of the Triumphs of Petrarke to the library of the University of Edinburgh. Two other volumes of his manuscript notes, scrolls of poems, etc are preserved among the Drummond manuscripts,currently in the library of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Fowler's poetry was featured in the 1803 publication by John Leyden of Scottish Descriptive Poems. Fowler contributed a prefatory sonnet to James VI's Furies; while James, in return, commended, in verse, Fowler's Triumphs.
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Total Books: 42
6535 the Waffen SS in Russia 1941-44
2012 - 6535 the Waffen Ss in Russia 1941-44 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789623611725
ISBN-10: 9623611722
Genre: History

The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Guns Pistols Revolvers and Machine Guns A comprehensive chronology of firearms with full technical  photographs and diagrams
We Gave Our Today Burma 1941-1945
2010 - We Gave Our Today Burma 1941-1945 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780750532259
ISBN-10: 0750532254
Genre: History

The Secret War in Italy
2010 - The Secret War in Italy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780711035287
ISBN-10: 0711035288
Genre: History

A True Account of the Most Triumphant Royall Accomplishment of the Baptism of Henry Frederick Prince of Scotland and Since of Wales the 30th
Visual Keyboard Chord Progression Book 4
2009 - Visual Keyboard Chord Progression Book 4 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943894102
ISBN-10: 0943894107

Appreciation Of Gold An Essay
2009 - Appreciation of Gold an Essay [1886] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104013592
ISBN-10: 1104013592
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rifles and Machine Guns An illustrated historical reference to over 500 military law enforcement  and antique firearms  a comprehensi
Operation Barras The SAS Rescue Mission to Sierra Leone 2000
2007 - Operation Barras the Sas Rescue Mission to Sierra Leone 2000 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780304366996
ISBN-10: 0304366994
Genre: History
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

SAS Behind Enemy Lines
2006 - Sas Behind Enemy Lines (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780007235728
ISBN-10: 0007235720
Genre: History

KURSK  The Vital 24 Hours
2005 - Kursk the VItal 24 Hours (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781904687368
ISBN-10: 1904687369
Genre: History

Sas Behind Enemy Lines Covert Operations 1941- The Present
2005 - Sas Behind Enemy Lines Covert Operations 1941- the Present (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780007199907
ISBN-10: 0007199902
Genre: History

Operation Barras The SAS Rescue Mission Sierra Leone 2000
2004 - Operation Barras the Sas Rescue Mission Sierra Leone 2000 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780297846284
ISBN-10: 0297846280
Genre: History

Jeep Goes to War
1998 - Jeep Goes to War (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781902616032
ISBN-10: 1902616030

Samuel Adams Radical Puritan
1997 - Samuel Adams Radical Puritan [Library of American Biography Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780673992932
ISBN-10: 0673992934
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Jeeps go to War
1993 - Jeeps Go to War (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781858410203
ISBN-10: 1858410207

Battle for the Falklands   Land Forces
1982 - Battle for the Falklands Land Forces [1 - Men-At-Arms Series, 133] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780850454826
ISBN-10: 0850454824
Genre: History

Curriculum and assessment guides for infant and child care
Curriculum and Assessment Guides for Infant and Child Care (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780205065370
ISBN-10: 0205065376

Potentials of Childhood Historical View of Early Experience v 1
Potentials of Childhood Historical VIew of Early Experience V 1 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780669043877
ISBN-10: 0669043877

Potentials of Childhood
Potentials of Childhood (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780669064322
ISBN-10: 0669064327

Military Political Identity and Reformism in Independent Mexico [Institute of Latin American Studies Research Papers] (Paperback)