Thomas Rodd (1763–1822) was an English bookseller, antiquarian and Hispanist; Rodd purchased some Greek manuscripts for the British Museum (e.g. codices: Minuscule 272, Minuscule 498).
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Minuscule 272, ε 1182 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. It has marginalia.
Minuscule 498, δ 402, is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th-century. Scrivener labelled it by number 584. The manuscript is lacunose.
He translated some old ballads into English: Ancient Ballads from the Civil Wars of Granada and the Twelve Peers of France (London, 1801). He also translated part 1 of a Spanish historical novel by Gines Perez de Hita as The Civil Wars of Granada (London, 1803). Then he published an adaptation of the Historia Caroli Magni : History of Charles the Great and Orlando, ascribed to Archbishop Turpin; translated from the Latin in Spanheim’s Lives of ecclesiastical writers: together with English metrical versions of the most celebrated ancient Spanish ballads relating to the twelve peers of France mentioned in Don Quixote (London: Printed for T. Rodd and T. Boosey, 1812); Rodd translated Damián López de Tortajada, Los doce pares de Francia (Twelve Peers of France).
Historia Caroli Magni, also known as or Historia Karoli Magni et Rotholandi and sometimes as the Turpin Chronicle or the Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle, is a 12th-century Latin forged chronicle of legendary material about Charlemagne's alleged conquest of Spain. It is also called Book IV – The Conquests of Charlemagne of the Codex Calixtinus. The chronicle states it was written by Charlemagne's contemporary Turpin, Archbishop of Reims, but it was found out as a medieval forgery. The work was extremely popular, and served as a major source of material on Charlemagne in chronicles, fiction and iconography throughout Medieval Europe. The miracles of the flowering lances and the death of Ferracutus appear on the windows of Chartres cathedral.
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Thomas Hobbes, in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory. In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics, and general philosophy.
Nancy Freeman-Mitford, known as Nancy Mitford, was an English novelist, biographer and journalist. The eldest of the Mitford sisters, she was regarded as one of the "Bright Young People" on the London social scene in the inter-war years. She wrote several novels about upper-class life in England and France and was considered a sharp and often provocative wit. She also established a reputation for herself as a writer of popular historical biographies.
William Wake was a priest in the Church of England and Archbishop of Canterbury from 1716 until his death in 1737.
Benjamin Thorpe was an English scholar of Anglo-Saxon literature.
James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell,, known as Sir Rennell Rodd before 1933, was a British diplomat, poet and politician. He served as British Ambassador to Italy during the First World War.
Rev Joseph Dacre Carlyle FRSE was an English orientalist.
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Toru Dutt was a Bengali poet from the Indian subcontinent, who wrote in English and French, in what was then British India. She was born to father Govind Chandra Dutt and mother Kshetramoni of the Rambagan Dutt family. Toru was the youngest child after sister Aru and brother Abju. Romesh Chunder Dutt, writer and Indian civil servant, was their cousin. Their family became Christians in 1862.Her poetry comprises 'A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields' consisting of her translations of French poetry into English and 'Ancient Ballads' and 'Legends of Hindustan' which compiles her translations and adaptations from Sanskrit literature. She had also written the poem 'A Sea of Foliage'.
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Henry Thomas Riley (1816–1878) was an English translator, lexicographer, and antiquary.
John Stevens was an English captain, Hispanist and translator. He is known for his translation of Don Quixote in 1700.
Thomas Roscoe was an English author and translator.
Robert Waring (1614–1658) was an English academic, cleric and author.
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