Sir William Dugdale

(1605—1686) antiquary and herald

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author of The Antiquities of Warwickshire (1656), a topographical history that set new standards of fullness and accuracy for the genre and inspired, amongst others, A. Wood. His Monasticon Anglicanum (3 vols, 1655–73; in collaboration with Roger Dodsworth) is an account of the English monastic houses.

Subjects: Literature.

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