>He loved animals, music, and history.
>Apparently GM of the freemasons for a while.
>He's the probable author of the anomalous Shakespearean plays that were performed far to early to be credited to the Stratford man (Julius Caesar 1562, Romeus and Juliette 1562, The Jew 1579, Timon of Athens 1584......etc)
Commendatory verses by him were prefixed to Sir Thomas Hoby's ‘Courtier,’ a translation of Castiglione's ‘Cortegiano,’ 1561, and he has been credited with a poem issued under the signature ‘M. S.’ in the ‘Paradise of Dainty Devices,’ 1576. That he wrote other poems that have not been identified is clear from Jasper Heywood's reference to ‘Sackvyles Sonnets, sweetly sauste,’ in his preface to his translation of Seneca's ‘Thyestes’ (1560). George Turberville declared him to be, in his opinion, superior to all contemporary poets. In his later years William Lambarde eulogised his literary efforts; and Bacon, when sending him a copy of his ‘Advancement of Learning,’ reminded him of his ‘first love.’ /Quote