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Thomas Wright (1810–1877)

Wright, Thomas. An English antiquary and historian; born near Ludlow, April 23, 1810; died at Chelsea, Dec. 23, 1877. He was one of the founders of the British Archæological Association, and directed the excavation of Uriconium. A prolific worker, he wrote: ‘Queen Elizabeth and her Times’ (1838); ‘Essays on the Literature, Popular Superstitions, and History of England in the Middle Ages’ (1846); ‘Narrative of Sorcery and Magic’ (1851); ‘Wanderings of an Antiquary’ (1854); ‘Essays on Archæological Subjects’ (1861); ‘Manners and Sentiments in England during the Middle Ages’ (1862); ‘Caricature History of the Georges’ (new ed. 1868); ‘Womankind in Western Europe’ (1869); ‘History of Caricature and the Grotesque’ (2d ed. 1875); ‘The Celt, the Roman, and the Saxon’ (5th ed. 1890); etc. He edited ‘Early English Poetry’ (1836); ‘Piers Plowman’ (1842); ‘The Chester Plays’ (1843–47); ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (1847–51); ‘Works of James Gillray’ (1873); etc.