Tinkler, Sailor, Composer, Spy? The Peter Philips Story
The Peter Philips Story. Lucie Skeaping explores the life and work of the great Tudor composer Peter Philips, who was imprisoned in 1593 for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I.
In 1593 one of the great Tudor composers of keyboard music and vocal polyphony, Peter Philips found himself imprisoned in the Hague under allegations of being involved in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth. In the composer's 450th anniversary year, Lucie Skeaping explores his life and work, and speculates on the allegations against him.