John Aubrey

John Aubrey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Aubrey was an English antiquary and writer, best known as the author of the collection of short biographical pieces usually referred to as Brief Lives and as the discoverer of the Aubrey holes in Stonehenge. He was born at Easton Piers or Percy, near Kington St Michael, Wiltshire, of a well-off gentry family of the Welsh Marches. His grandfather, Isaac Lyte, lived at Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset, now owned by the National Trust. Richard Aubrey, his father, owned lands in Wiltshire and Herefordshire. For many years an only child, he was educated at home, with a private tutor, "melancholy" in his solitude. His father was not intellectual, preferring field sports to learning. Aubrey read such books as came his way, including Bacon's Essays, and studied geometry in secretshow more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136625857
  • 9786136625850