William Dugdale: an Antiquary and his Books

Lecture given 30th March, 2017 by Professor Graham Parry. Graham has taught at Columbia University, New York and at British Columbia, then at the Universities of Leeds and York. He has been a visiting professor at Toulouse and Kyoto, and a visiting fellow at Cambridge on several occasions. A specialist in 17th century literature and the visual arts, he is the author of eight books, the best known of which are: ‘The Golden Age Restor’d: the Culture of the Stuart Court’; ‘The Trophies of Time: English Antiquarians of the 17th century’, and ‘Glory, Laud and Honour’, on the arts of the High Church movement in the 17th century. He is Emeritus Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of York, and also Chairman of the York Bibliographical Society. His talk will reflect on the books produced by the 17th century antiquary William Dugdale in the course of a long career, and explain their importance in the development of antiquarian studies in this early period.