Britannia, 1610
William Camden (1551-1623)
Printed book
34 x 48 (cm)
Society of Antiquaries of London
 William Camden was the father of antiquarian studies in Britain. He first published Britannia in Latin in 1586. It is the first thorough account of Roman Britain and also discusses the peoples of Britain before and immediately after the Romans. Each new edition incorporated much additional material. That of 1610, the first English translation, reached a wider audience and inspired many later county surveys.
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