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History of the kingdoms of Scotland & Ireland.

Author Crouch, Nathaniel
Title History of the kingdoms of Scotland & Ireland.
Imprint London
Date of Publication 1685
Language English
Notes Nathaniel Crouch who wrote under the pseudonym of R.B. ? Richard or Robert Burton, was a prolific author of books for both adults and children. He is credited with writing, editing or rewriting over 40 books during his long life (c.1632-c.1725). These included emblem books, fables, riddle books, travel narratives and histories. The simplicity of his prose style was praised by Samuel Johnson and he is regarded as one of the first authors to attempt to provide children with entertaining as opposed to purely moralistic reading matter. Crouch had already written about the recent history of the three kingdoms as well as a more exhaustive history of England. In his preface he stated he aimed at 'plainness and brevity' in describing the history of Scotland and Ireland, with particular emphasis on the late medieval period. The book is illustrated with crude woodcuts, some of which are repeated in the text.
Shelfmark ABS.1.201.018
Acquired on 19/10/00
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