Born - Died : 1628 - 1699
An English diplomat and essay writer. William Temple negotiated the Triple Alliance (1688) of England, Holland and Sweden against France. William Temple was an outstanding essay writer and retired to Moor Park in Surrey to write his memoirs. His wife (1627-1694) was a notable letter-writer and 42 of her letters were published in T P Courtney's Life of William Temple. Lord Macaulay wrote an essay about them in the Edinburgh Review. ï¾ William Temple is famous for his description of Moor Park in Hertfordshire and his essay Upon the Gardens of Epicurus: or Of Gardening, in the Year 1685 is on the CD.