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Howell, James

Born: 1594 AD
Died: 1666 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Writers


1594 - James Howell was born.

1613 - He gained his B.A. from Jesus College, Oxford, and thereafter had a variety of employments, as an administrator for a glass manufacturer, and in the often combined roles of secretary and instructor to several noble families.

         - On the eve of the English Civil War, he finally gained a secretaryship of the Privy Council, which according to Daniel Woolf was "very close to the type of appointment that he had sought for 20 years" .

         - He wrote his first book, or "maiden Fancy", Dodona's Grove, which represented the history of England and Europe through the allegorical framework of a typology of trees.

1666 - James Howen died.


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