Francis Osborne

Date 1593 - 1659
Biographical NotesWriter. He may have travelled abroad in his late teens, and refers in a later work to experiences 'beyond the sea'. Privately educated. William Herbert made him Master of the Horse. His chief publication, 'Advice to a Son', which proved very popular and successful in its time, was published in two parts in late 1655 and 1658. It was written for his son John (c.1630-1692). See ODNB.
Work(s)Author of [Travell in Osborne's Advice to a Son] (1655) in Advice to a Son, or, Directions for your Better Conduct through the Various and Most Important Encounters of this Life Under the Generall Heads 1. Studies &c., II. Love and Marriage., III. Travell., IV. Government., V. Religion, Conclusion.