A Chronicle of London, from 1089 TO 1483 Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum [Illustrated]

A Chronicle of London, from 1089 TO 1483 Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum [Illustrated]

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BN ID: 2940013188327
Publisher: PastIsProlog
Publication date: 08/11/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 406 KB

About the Author

"Sir NICHOLAS HARRIS NICOLAS, KCMG, KH (1799 - 1848) was an English antiquary. Having served in the navy from 1812 to 1816, he studied law and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1825. His work as a barrister was confined principally to peerage cases before the House of Lords, and he devoted the rest of his time to the study of genealogy and history. In 1831 he was made a knight of the Royal Guelphic Order, and in 1832 chancellor and knight-commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, being advanced to the grade of the grand cross in 1840. He became a member of the council of the Society of Antiquaries in 1826, but soon began to criticize the management of the society's affairs, and withdrew in 1828.

He then criticized the Record Commission, which he regarded as too expensive. These attacks, which brought him into controversy with Francis Palgrave, led in 1836 to the appointment of a select committee to inquire into the public records. Nicolas was also responsible for several reforms at the British Museum. " -- Wikipeda

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