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James Robinson Planché (1796–1880)

Planché, James Robinson (plo-shā’). An English playwright, archæologist, and herald; born in London, Feb. 27, 1796; died on May 30, 1880. He was an expert on the subject of archæology and costumes; and is credited with the authorship of 200 plays and librettos, original and adapted. Among his miscellaneous works are: ‘Lays and Legends of the Rhine’ (1826–27); ‘History of British Costume’ (1834); ‘Pursuivant of Arms’ (1851), a treatise on heraldry which procured for him the appointment of Rouge Croix Pursuivant; ‘Popular Fairy Tales’; ‘Recollections’ (2 vols., 1872), chiefly literary and theatrical.