William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling

  • william alexander, 1st earl of stirling
    william alexander, 1st earl of stirling - project gutenberg etext 20110.jpg
    bornc. 1567
    died12 february 1640
    arms of william alexander, 1st earl of stirling: quarterly: 1st & 4th: per pale argent and sable a chevron and a crescent in base counterchanged (alexander of menstrie); 2nd & 3rd: or, a lymphad sable between three crosses crosslet bottony fitchée gules 2&1. (stirling). in the point of honour an escutcheon argent, a cross saltire azure charged with an escutcheon of the arms of scotland.

    william alexander, 1st earl of stirling (c. 1567 in menstrie, clackmannanshire – 12 february 1640) was a scottish courtier and poet who was involved in the scottish colonisation of habitation at port-royal, nova scotia and long island, new york. his literary works include aurora (1604), the monarchick tragedies (1604) and doomes-day (1614, 1637).

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William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling - Project Gutenberg etext 20110.jpg
Bornc. 1567
Died12 February 1640
Arms of William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling: Quarterly: 1st & 4th: Per pale argent and sable a chevron and a crescent in base counterchanged (Alexander of Menstrie); 2nd & 3rd: Or, a lymphad sable between three crosses crosslet bottony fitchée gules 2&1. (Stirling). In the point of honour an escutcheon argent, a cross saltire azure charged with an escutcheon of the arms of Scotland.

William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling (c. 1567 in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire – 12 February 1640) was a Scottish courtier and poet who was involved in the Scottish colonisation of Habitation at Port-Royal, Nova Scotia and Long Island, New York. His literary works include Aurora (1604), The Monarchick Tragedies (1604) and Doomes-Day (1614, 1637).