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A Renaissance in Antiquarianism


Coins from Camden's Britannia

Coins from Camden's Britannia

A new interest in the past and new scholars lead to a more systematic recording of the past.

John Leland (1508 (?) - 1552) appointed by Henry VIII to list items of antiquarian interest in England,published in 1533.

William Camden (1551 - 1623) catalogued Britsh Coins and published 'Britannia'

In the 1650's Archbishop Ussher of Armagh attempted to establish a secure chronology calculated that the Creation took place in 4004BC.

John Lightfoot (1602-1675) accepted the 4004BC date and reported that Adam was created at 9am on October 23rd.






Further information see John Leland Wikipedia article Britannia

William Camden: Wikipedia :

John Lighfoot see Wikipedia James Ussher


Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

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