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Charles Bertram

(1723—1765) literary forger


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(1723–65) English teacher at Copenhagen who between 1747 and 1757 sent to William Stukeley a transcript of a manuscript itinerary and map of Roman Britain, allegedly by Richard of Cirencester. It was generally accepted as genuine until B. B. Woodward showed in the Gentleman's Magazine (1866) that the Latin was inauthentic.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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