John Oldmixon

(1673—1742) historian and political pamphleteer

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Whig historian and pamphleteer. His works include The British Empire in America (1708), The Secret History of Europe (1712–15, anonymous), various histories of England, poems, plays, and pastorals. By his ‘Essay on Criticsm’, prefixed to the third edition (1728) of his Critical History of England (1724–6) he incurred the hostility of Pope, who pilloried him in The Dunciad and Peri Bathous.

Subjects: Literature.

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