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William John Thoms

(1803—1885) antiquary

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Bevis of Hampton

Bevis of Hampton  

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A popular verse romance from the late 13th or early 14th cent. in 4,620 lines, based on a 12th‐cent. Anglo‐Norman chanson de geste entitled Beuves de Hanstone.
Francis Douce

Francis Douce  

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(1757–1834)Antiquary and book‐collector. Although his Illustrations of Shakespeare (1807) was a pioneering collection of contemporary material, his most lasting achievement was his personal ...
Thoms, William John

Thoms, William John   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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(1803–1885), British antiquary and author of children's versions of old chapbook stories. Written under the pseudonym Ambrose Merton,

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