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Jortin, John (1698–1770), ecclesiastical historian and literary critic, was born on 23 October 1698 in the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the son of a French Huguenot, Renatus Jortin (d. 1707), government official, who had been educated at Saumur, and Martha...


Malmesbury, William of (b. c. 1090, d. in or after 1142), historian, man of letters, and Benedictine monk, spent his whole life from boyhood as a monk of his order's ancient foundation at Malmesbury.

Almost all that is known of William of Malmesbury...