Reference Entry

Beckford, William Thomas (1760-1844), writer and art collector

Anita McConnell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Education and travels | The Powderham scandal and the publication of Vathek | Sojourns in Portugal | The building of Fonthill Abbey | The collector | Last years and reputation

Reference Entry.  5888 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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