Thomas Overbury Quotes

Home / Poet / Thomas Overbury Quotes
Sir Thomas Overbury
Born Thomas Overbury
1581
Compton Scorpion, Warwickshire, England
Died 14 September 1613
Tower of London, London
Cause of death Poison
Resting place Tower of London
Nationality English
Education Middle Temple
Alma mater Queen’s College, Oxford
Occupation Poet, courtier
Employer Robert Carr
Known for Poetry, his murder
Title Sir
Opponent(s) Frances Howard
Henry Howard
Thomas Howard
Charles Howard
Lord Knollys
Queen Anne of Denmark
Sir Thomas Lake
Parent(s) Nicholas Overbury, Mary Palmer
Relatives Brother: Sir Giles Overbury

The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato – the best part under ground.
Thomas Overbury
Beauty is only skin deep.