The Life of Anthony Wood in His Own Words
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The antiquarian Anthony Wood (1632-95) spent most of his life in Oxford and devoted himself to the history of the university. His account of his own life, Secretum Antoni, was composed to defend himself against charges of libel. It presents a vivid picture of Oxford during the Civil War and its aftermath, with information about eminent figures such as Christopher Wren and John Locke and entertaining social commentary. This first modern edition is based on all the surviving sources.