Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Edmund Waller
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Edmund Waller, poet and politician, was born into a wealthy English family. On the death of his father in 1616, he found himself heir to vast estates in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Bedfordshire. He married the wealthy heiress, Anne Banks, in 1631 and, after her death in 1634, famously but unsuccessfully courted the daughter of the Earl of Leicester, Lady Dorothy Si…

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Sisneros, Katie, “Edmund Waller”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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