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Thorpe, Benjaminlocked

  • Thomas Seccombe
  • , revised by John D. Haigh


Thorpe, Benjamin (1781/2–1870), Old English scholar, is of obscure origins. Nothing is recorded of his parentage, birth, early life, or education. Contemporaries refer only to his works, which are self-effacing. Having decided to study early English antiquities, then much neglected in Great Britain...

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