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William Camden (1551-1623), Antiquary and historian
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An important antiquary and historian, Camden was employed at Westminster School, becoming its headmaster in 1593. During his vacations he made tours around England, collecting antiquarian material for his books, including Britannia, first published in 1586. Among his other publications was a history of the reign of Elizabeth I up to 1589. Camden founded a chair of history at Oxford University.