Thomas Kyd

16th Century British Literature

Free Public Domain Books from the
Classic Literature Library

Part of our British Authors section.

Thomas Kyd

KYD, THOMAS (1558-1595), Born in London in 1558, the son of Francis Kyd, a scrivener. He was educated at the Merchant Tailors' School, of which Richard Mulcaster, was head master.

Probably he followed his father's calling for a while, but little or nothing more is known of him until he reached his thirties. He seems to have had some acquaintance with French, Italian, Spanish, and Latin, and to have done hack work in translating and in pamphleteering. Certainly with his Spanish Tragedy at least, he had a part in the outburst of popular tragedy around 1590.

It has been supposed that he afterward capitalized on the popularity of this play by writing what might be called a...

Continue reading Thomas Kyd Biography.

Thomas Kyd Books

The Spanish Tragedie









Please Support the Classic Literature Library

Buy Thomas Kyd Books from Amazon.com

Free Books in the public domain from the Classic Literature Library ©

Thomas Kyd
Classic Literature Library
Classic Authors
The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet
Sir Thomas More