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John Aubrey, My Own Life, an experiment in biography

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John Aubrey (1626-97) loved England. From an early age, he saw his England slipping away and, against extraordinary odds, committed himself to preserving for posterity what remained of it – in books, monuments and life stories. His Brief Lives redefined the art of biography. My talk will introduce John Aubrey and explain why I have taken an innovative approach to writing his life.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

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