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Early years[ edit ] Camden was born in London.
He returned to London in without a degree. Inhe became Usher of Westminster Schoola position that gave him the freedom to travel and pursue his antiquarian researches during school vacations. Britannia[ edit ] Hand-coloured frontispiece and title page of the edition of Britannia Inwith the encouragement of Abraham OrteliusCamden began his great work Britannia, a topographical and historical survey of all of Great Britain and Ireland.
His stated intention was to "restore antiquity to Britaine, and Britain to his antiquity".
It proved very popular, and ran through five further editions, of,andeach greatly enlarged from its predecessor in both textual content and illustrations. The first English language edition, translated by Philemon Hollandappeared inagain with some additional content supplied by Camden.
It is a work of chorography: Rather than write a history, Camden wanted to describe in detail the Great Britain of the present, and to show how the traces of the past could be discerned in the existing landscape.
By this method, he produced the first coherent picture of Roman Britain. He continued to collect materials and to revise and expand Britannia throughout his life. He drew on the published and unpublished work of John Leland and William Lambardeamong others, and received the assistance of a large network of correspondents with similar interests.
He also travelled throughout Great Britain to view documents, sites, and artefacts for himself: He even learned Welsh and Old English for the task: He held the post for four years, but left when he was appointed Clarenceux King of Arms.
The College of Arms at that time was not only a centre of genealogical and heraldic study, but also a centre of antiquarian study.
The appointment, however, roused the jealousy of Ralph BrookeYork Heraldwho, in retaliation, published an attack on Britannia, charging Camden with inaccuracy and plagiarism. Camden successfully defended himself against the charges in subsequent editions of the work.
Britannia was recognised as an important work of Renaissance scholarship, not only in England, but across the European " Republic of Letters ". Camden considered having the Britannia printed in the Low Countriesand although that did not happen, the third edition ofin addition to its London printing, was also published the same year in Frankfurtand reprinted there in In parts were condemned by the Spanish Inquisition.
The first part books 1—3 of the Annales rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum regnante Elizabetha, ad annum salutis M.
The first translation into English of books 1—3 appeared indone by Abraham Darcie or Darcy active The Annales were not written in a continuous narrative, but in the style of earlier annals, giving the events of each year in a separate entry. Sometimes criticised as being too favourably disposed towards Elizabeth and James Ithe Annales are one of the great works of English historiography and had a great impact on the later image of the Elizabethan age.
Hugh Trevor-Roper said about them: This was the only book Camden wrote in English, and, contrary to his own misleading description of it in the first edition as being merely the "rude rubble and out-cast rubbish" of a greater and more serious work i.
Britanniamanuscript evidence clearly indicates that he planned this book early on and as a quite separate project. Remaines subsequently ran into many editions. The standard modern edition, edited by R.
Scattered through the book are a number of additional proverbs not recorded elsewhere. Petri Westmonasterii sepulti, a guidebook to the many tomb monuments and epitaphs of Westminster Abbey. It proved popular with the public, and two expanded editions appeared in and in Though often in ill health, he continued to work diligently.
In he founded an endowed lectureship in History at Oxford — the first in the world — which continues to this day as the Camden Chair in Ancient History.
That same year he was struck with paralysis. A new and greatly expanded translation, edited by Edmund Gibsonwas published inand was reissued in revised editions inand Yet another new and further expanded translation by Richard Gough was published infollowed by a second edition in Dalbury.
DALBURY, in the hundred of Appletree and deanery of Castillar, lies about six miles West from Derby. Dalbury is described in the Survey of Domesday, . Latin Links and Resources Compiled by Fr.
Gary Coulter Please feel free to submit updates and corrections. Obviously, I have focused just on resources and links about the Latin language that are in English. William Camden (2 May – 9 November ) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Annales, the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I .
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1. WHATEVER my attempt shall be in this epistle, made more in tears than in denunciation, in poor style, I allow, but with good intent, let no man regard me as if about to speak under the influence of contempt for men in general, or with an idea of superiority to all, because I weep the general decay of good, and the heaping up of evils, with tearful complaint.