Haly Heron

Date d. 1591
Biographical NotesAuthor and soldier. Tutor to John Kaye the younger to whom he dedicated 'A Newe Discourse of Morall Philosophie, Entituled, the Kayes of Counsaile' (1579, note the title pun). This work was one of the earliest English courtly conduct books, giving conventional advice on topics such as 'Of Humilitie' and 'Of Wine and Women'. Heron later served as a soldier in Ireland c. 1581-85. Francis Walsingham sent him to the Low Countries in late 1585. He rose to the rank of captain and was put in charge of a company. Leading an assault in Brittany in 1591 he ‘was thrust through the throte at the pushe of the pike whereof he died presently’. See ODNB.
Work(s)Author of [Of Travaile in Heron's Kayes of Counsaile] (1579) in A Newe Discourse of Morall Philosophie, Entituled, The Kayes of Counsail