The Funeral of Sir Philip Sidney in 1587
In 1585 Sir Philip Sidney was sent to the Netherlands, where fighting was going on between Catholics and Protestants. A year later he was wounded in a fight and rode back to camp with difficulty. Water was brought to him, but on seeing a dying soldier near by he gave it to him, saying, 'Thy necessity is yet greater than mine.' Philip Sidney died of his wound on October 17, 1586, and was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.
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