Camden, William

Camden, William an eminent English antiquarian and historian, was born in London, May 2,1551, and. was educated at Oxford. In 1577 he was co-rector, and in 1597 rector, of the Westminster School. He died at Chiselhurst, Nov. 9,1623. His main work is Britannia, sive Florentissimorums Reginorumn Anglice, Scotice, Hibernice et Insularum Adjacentium ex Intima Aintiquitate Chirographica Descriptio (Lond. 1586). He also wrote Remains of a Greater Work concerning -Britain (ibid. 1605): — Annales Rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarun Regnantre Elisabetha (1615-17, 2 vols.). In his honor the Camden Society was founded in 1838. (B. 1.)

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