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Tarn, Sir William Woodthorpelocked

  • F. E. Adcock
  • , revised by K. D. Reynolds


Tarn, Sir William Woodthorpe (1869–1957), ancient historian, was born in London on 26 February 1869, the eldest of the two sons and one daughter of William Tarn (b. 1841/2), silk merchant, and his wife, Frances Arthy (b. 1843/4). His was a privileged childhood: in 1881 the family kept eight servants at their ...

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