North, George (fl.1580) (DNB00)

NORTH, GEORGE (fl. 1580), translator, describes himself as ‘gentleman’ on the title-pages of his books. His chief patron was Sir Christopher Hatton. His publications were: 1. ‘The Description of Swedland, Gotland, and Finland, the auncient estate of theyr Kynges, the most horrible and incredible tiranny of the second Christiern, kyng of Denmarke, agaynst the Swecians. … Collected … oute of Sebastian Mounster’ (London, by John Awdeley), 1561; dedicated to Thomas Steuckley, esq. 2. ‘The Philosopher of the Court, written by Philbert of Vienna in Champaigne, and Englished by George North, gentleman … London, by Henry Binneman for Lucas Harrison and George Byshop, Anno 1575;’ dedicated to Christopher Hatton, with prefatory verses by John Daniell and William Hitchcock, gent. 3. ‘The Stage of Popish Toyes; conteining both tragicall and comicall partes, played by the Romishe roysters of former age, notably describing them by degrees in their colours … collected out of St. Stephanus in his Apologie upon Herodotus, compyled by G. N.’ (London, by Henry Binneman), 1581; dedicated to Sir Christopher Hatton. A copy of each work is in the British Museum.

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