Gulielmus Camdenus Clarentius. Aetatis LVIII. M. DC. IX.
Line engraving. 177 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾". Trimmed and stuck on separate sheet.
William Camden (1551-1623), English antiquarian, historian, and officer of arms. He wrote the first topographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. In 1566 he entered Oxford, transferring from Magdalen College, to Broadgates Hall, and finally to Christ Church. At Christ Church he encountered Philip Sidney, who encouraged Camden's thirst for antiquaries. In 1571 he returned to London without a degree, but soon took up post as Usher of Westminster School, giving him freedome to travel and pursue his antiquarian researches.
NPG D21094. Macdonnell Collection.
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