Educated in Antwerp and Oriel College, Oxford. Breton married Ann Sutton in 1593 and had a family. He is said to have died shortly after the 1626 publication of his last work Fantastickes. He was a prolific author of poems, satires and some miscellaneous prose works. His pastoral poetry is probably his best work. His works include The Work of a Young Wit (1577, Marie Magdalen's Love (1595), Wits' Trenchman (1597), Pasquill's Mistresse (1600), The Passion of a Discontented Minde (1601), The Souls Harmony (1602), Mary Magdalen's Lamentations (1604), The Honour of Valour (1605) and Strange News Out of Divers Countries (1622).
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