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Robinson, John (1774–1840), historian

J. M. Rigg

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Robinson, John (1774–1840), historian, was born at Temple Sowerby, Westmorland, on 4 January 1774, the son of humble parents, Henry and Agnes Robinson. He was educated at the grammar school in Penrith, and at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a sizar on 1 January 1807 but did not graduate. He gained the degree of DD in 1815. He was master of the grammar school at ...

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Subjects: Education ; History

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