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Sir Thomas Hanmer

(1677—1746) speaker of the House of Commons


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(1677–1746)

A country gentleman, Speaker of the House of Commons in 1714, and the fourth editor of Shakespeare. His six-volume edition (1743–4) is of little textual importance, but is finely printed and handsomely illustrated by Hubert Gravelot and Francis Hayman.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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