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Title: Training the Virtuoso: John Aubrey’s Education and Early Life
Author(s): Williams, Kelsey Jackson
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Issue Date: Jun-2012
Date Deposited: 16-Sep-2016
Citation: Williams KJ (2012) Training the Virtuoso: John Aubrey’s Education and Early Life. Seventeenth Century, 27 (2), pp. 157-182.
Abstract: John Aubrey's contributions to antiquarianism and archaeology helped to shape the development of several disciplines in English scholarship. This paper looks at the educational milieu that produced his pioneering work, following him from his Wiltshire gentry background through school at Blandford Forum, Dorset, to Trinity College, Oxford, the Middle Temple, and beyond as a young gentleman with a scientific turn of mind in Commonwealth London. It substantially clarifies and revises previous estimates of the extent and nature of his education and offers a case study in the early training of a Restoration "virtuoso".
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in The Seventeenth Century on 11 February 2013 available online:

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