A Renaissance in Antiquarianism
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.
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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