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Thomas Wright (1810–1877) by D. J. Pound, pubd 1859 (after Maull & Polyblank) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Wright, Thomas (1810–1877), historian and antiquary, was born at Tenbury, Worcestershire, on 23 April 1810, the son of Thomas Wright. His father's family came from near Bradford. His paternal grandfather, Thomas Wright, a Wesleyan Methodist, was the author of a satirical poem, 'A Modern Familiar Religious Conversation'...