I am busily completing my life of William Somner (1606-1669) the Canterbury scholar and antiquary whose two greatest works were 'The Antiquities of Canterbury' (1640) and the 'Anglo-Saxon-Latin-English Dictionary' of 1659. Somner was a notary public as well as being the cathedral auditor and registrar, and was instrumental in saving and protecting many of the cathedral records during the Civil War.
One Day Colloquium, Saturday 23 March 2019
A one-day colloquium on his life and work will be held in Canterbury on 23 March 2019, where various expert speakers will help to give a rounded picture of this remarkable man. Contact me directly for more information.