ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Granger

(1723-1776)


James Granger entered Christ Church Oxford 1743, aged 20; he was later Vicar of Shiplake, Oxfordshire and a friend and correspondent of the antiquary William Cole. His important work, the Biographical History of England, was remarkable for its engraved portraits, which popularized the habit of collecting prints ("Grangerizing"). Granger died in spectacular fashion, while serving communion in his parish.


TEXT RECORDS:

1769Biographical History of England: Edmund Spenser.

PUBLICATIONS:

A biographical history of England. 3 vols, 1769-1774; 6 vols, 1824.
An apology for the brute creation; or abuse of animals censured in a sermon. 1772.
The nature and extent of industry, a sermon. 1773.
Letters, ed. J. P. Malcolm. 1805.