Thomas Campion (1567-1620) was a typical product of the Elizabethan age. He was a modestly talented musician and a passable poet, but it was when these two pastimes came together that Campion shone. He contributed poems to one of Philip Rosseter's books of lute songs. Some years later he released his own arrangements in which the words and music fit exceptionally well together.
Campion spent time at the Inns of Court, but it appears that he never graduated.