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Amory, Thomas

AMORY, THOMAS (c. 1691-1788), British author, was born about 1601, his father being the secretary for the forfeited estates in Ireland. He was an eccentric character and seems to have lived a very secluded life. He published Memoirs; containing the lives of several Ladies of Great Britain; a History of Antiquities etc. (1755) and Life of John Buncle Esq. (1756 and 1766). Both books are an extraordinary mixture of fiction, autobiography, scenic description and theological discussion. Amory died on the 25th of November 1788.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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