Harrison, William (15341593)

Harrison, William, a noted historical writer, born in London; graduated at Cambridge, and after serving as chaplain to Lord Cobham, received the rectorship of Radwinter, in Essex; subsequently he became canon of Windsor; his fame rests on two celebrated historical works, “Description of England,” an invaluable picture of social life and institutions in Elizabethan times, and “Description of Britain,” written for Holinshed's “Chronicle” (15341593).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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