Lollardy and the Reformation in England: An Historical Survey - Vol. 4

Lollardy and the Reformation in England: An Historical Survey - Vol. 4

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Lollardy and the Reformation in England: An Historical Survey - Vol. 4

Lollardy and the Reformation in England: An Historical Survey - Vol. 4

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DR. JAMES GAIRDNER, C.B., younger son of an eminent Scottish physician, was born at Edinburgh on the 22nd March 1828, and died at his residence at Pinner, Middlesex, on the 4th November 1912. He entered the Record Office as a clerk in 1846, became Assistant Keeper of the Records in 1859, and retired from the Office in 1900, his long and distinguished service being recognised by his promotion to the rank of C.B. In 1856 he became associated with the Rev. J. S. Brewer in the preparation of the Calendar of Letters and Papers of the Reign of Henry VIII., and on Brewer's death, in 1879, after the completion of four volumes of the Calendar, in nine parts, became the chief editor of the series, which was completed, in 1910, to the death of the King, in twenty-one volumes, divided into thirty-three parts, containing valuable prefaces to the documents calendared. The series presents a collection of the historical materials for the reign of all kinds, letters public and private, and State papers relating alike to foreign and domestic affairs, whether existing in the Record Office or elsewhere, and as a . . .

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