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Anthony Wood

Wood or à Wood, Anthony, 1632–95, English antiquary. His painstaking researches into the history of Oxford resulted in two great works, The History and Antiquities of the University of Oxford (in Latin, 1674; in English, tr. by him but not published until 1792–96), and Athenae Oxoniensis (1691–92; rev. and enl. ed. 1721) containing biographies of noted Oxford graduates. The second work included statements about the 1st earl of Clarendon that were adjudged libelous and for which he was expelled from Oxford. Wood's own Life and Times (comp. from his papers by Andrew Clark, 5 vol., 1891–1900) was abridged by Llewelyn Powys (1932).

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