Author:Thomas Elyot

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Thomas Elyot
(c. 1490 – 1546)

English politician and writer

Thomas Elyot


  • The Boke named the Governour (1531), (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • Of the knowledeg [sic] whiche maketh a wise man (1533)
  • Pasquyll the Playne (1533)
  • The Bankette of Sapience (1534)
  • The Castel of Helth (1536)
  • The Dictionary of syr Thomas Eliot knyght (1538)
  • The Defence of Good Women (1540)
  • The castel of helth, 1541 (external scan)
  • The bankette of sapience, 1545 (external scan)
  • A preseruatiue agaynste deth (1545)

As translator

  • The Doctrinal of Princes (1533?), by Isocrates
  • Cyprianus, A Swete and Devoute Sermon of Holy Saynt Ciprian of the Mortalitie of Man (1534)
  • Rules of a Christian Life (1534), from Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  • The Education or Bringinge up of Children (c. 1535), by Plutarch
  • Howe one may lake Profile of his Enymes (1535), by Plutarch
  • Dialogi. English. Selections [1532?]), by Lucian
  • The image of gouernance compiled of the actes and sentences notable, of the moste noble Emperour Alexander Seuerus, late translated out of Greke into Englyshe (1541), by Eucolpius and Aelius

Works about Elyot


Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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