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Drayton, Michael (1563-1631), an English poet, studied at Oxford, and then received a commission, and fought in the engagement with the Armada. His great work, published partly in 1613 and partly in 1622, was the Polyolbion, a poetical topographical account of Great Britain, accurate in details and abounding in fine passages. Other works are Nymphidia, Court of Fairy, The Barons' Wars, Leyend of the Great Cromwell, The Battle of Agincourt, his last being The Muses' Elysium (1630). In 1626 he became poet laureate, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.