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John Wilbye

John Wilbye was a prominent exponent from the British madrigal. Born the 3rd son of the British tanner in Diss, Norfolk, Wilbye enticed the notice of the nearby rich landowner, Sir Thomas Cornwallis. Cornwallis’ girl Elizabeth wedded the boy of another regional rich landowner, Sir Thomas Kytson, who eventually utilized …

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