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John Selden

Scholar, Politician (16-Dec-1584 — 30-Nov-1654)


John Aikin. The Lives of John Selden, Esq., and Archbishop Usher: With Notices of the Principal English Men of Letters with Whom They Were Connected. London: Mathews and Leigh. 1812. 430pp.

Reid Barbour. John Selden: Measures of the Holy Commonwealth in Seventeenth-Century England. University of Toronto Press. 2003. 417pp.

David Sandler Berkowitz. John Selden's Formative Years: Politics and Society in Early Seventeenth-Century England. Associated University Presses. 1988. 370pp.

Paul Christianson. Discourse on History, Law, and Governance in the Public Career of John Selden, 1610-1635. University of Toronto Press. 1996. 451pp.

George W. Johnson. Memoirs of John Selden and Notices of the Political Contest During His Time. London: Orr and Smith. 1835. 374pp.

Jason P. Rosenblatt. Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden. Oxford University Press. 2006. 314pp.

Robert Waters. John Selden and His Table-Talk. New York: Eaton & Mains. 1899. 251pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1324)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.332)

  8. British Authors Before 1800 (p.454)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.928)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.447)

  11. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.268)

  12. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.466)

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