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William Worcester

(c. 1415—1483) topographer and author


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Secretary to Sir John Fastolf, he was a gentleman-bureaucrat and pioneer antiquary. He collected documents of the Hundred Years War and wrote the first English itinerary and town and county histories. See alsorenaissance and antiquarianism.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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