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Encyclopedia > Thomas Baker (antiquarian)

Thomas Baker (September 14, 1656July 2, 1746) was an English antiquarian. September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years). ... Events Mehmed Köprülü becomes Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Events January 8 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling April 16 - Battle of Culloden brings an end to the Jacobite Risings October 22 - The College of New Jersey is founded (it becomes Princeton University in 1896) October 28 - An earthquake demolishes Lima and Callao, in Peru Catharine de Ricci (born 1522... An antiquarian is one concerned with antiquities or things of the past. ...


He was born at Lanchester, Durham, the grandson of Colonel Baker of Crook, Durham, who won fame in the English Civil War by his defence of Newcastle upon Tyne against the Scots. Thomas was educated at the free school at Durham, and went on to St John's College, Cambridge, where he later obtained a fellowship. Lord Crew, bishop of Durham, collated him to the rectory of Long Newton in his diocese in 1687, and intended to give him that of Sedgefield with a prebend had not Baker incurred his displeasure by refusing to read James II's Declaration of Indulgence. The bishop who himself was afterwards specially excepted from William III's Act of Indemnity. For the submachine gun of the same name, see Lanchester_SMG. Lanchester is a village in County Durham, England. ... Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city in the north east of England. ... The term English Civil War (or Wars) refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between (1649-1651) between supporters of Charles I and Charles II on the one hand and supporters of the English Parliament. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city in the north east of England. ... Full name The College of Saint John the Evangelist of the University of Cambridge Motto - Named after The Hospital of Saint John the Evangelist, Cambridge, named after John the Evangelist Previous names - Established 1511 Sister College Balliol College Master Prof. ... Events March 19 - The men under explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle murder him while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River. ... Location within the British Isles. ... James VII and II (14 October 1633–16 September 1701) became King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 6 February 1685. ... William III and II (14 November 1650–8 March 1702; also known as William Henry and William of Orange) was a Dutch Prince of Orange from his birth, King of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689, and King of Scotland from 11 April 1689, in each case until his...


Baker, though he had opposed James, refused to take the oaths to William; he resigned Long Newton on 1 August 1690, and retired to St John’s, in which he was protected till January 20, 1716/1717, when he and twenty-one others were deprived of their fellowships. After the passing of the Registering Act in 1723, he could not be made to comply with its requirements by registering his annuity of £40, although that annuity, together with £20 per annum from his elder brother's collieries, was now his only income. Resentful of the injuries he had suffered, he inscribed himself in all his own books, as well as in those which he gave to the college library, socius ejectus, and in some rector ejectus. He continued to live in the college as commoner-master till his sudden death from apoplexy. August 1st is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Events Giovanni Domenico Cassini observes differential rotation within Jupiters atmosphere. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... // Events Natchez, one of the oldest towns on the Mississippi, founded. ... // Events January 4 — The Netherlands, Britain & France sign Triple Alliance March 2 — Dancer John Weaver performs in the first ballet in Britain shown in Drury Lane The Loves of Mars and Venus March 31 - Bishop Benjamin Hoadly, acting on the advice of King George begins the Bangorian Controversy by saying... Events February 16 - Louis XV of France attains his majority Births February 24 - John Burgoyne, British general (d. ... Apoplexy is an old-fashioned medical term, generally used interchangeably with cerebrovascular accident (CVA or stroke) but having other meanings as well. ...


All his valuable books and manuscripts were bequeathed to the university. The only works he published were, Reflections on Learning, showing the Insufficiency thereof in its several particulars, in order to evince the usefulness and necessity of Revelation (London, 17091710) and the preface to Bishop Fisher's Funeral Sermon for Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby (1708)--both without his name. His valuable manuscript collections relative to the history and antiquities of the university of Cambridge, amounting to 39 volumes in folio and three in quarto, are divided between the British Museum and the public library at Cambridge--the former possessing twenty-three volumes, the latter sixteen in folio and three in quarto. St Stevens Tower - The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London (see also different names) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... // Events April 10 - The worlds first copyright legislation became effective, Britains Statute of Anne Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713) Births January 4 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (d. ... // Events March 23 - James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth July 1 - Tewoflos becomes Emperor of Ethiopia September 28 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya Kandahar conquered by Mir Wais In Masuria one third of the population die during the plague J... The main entrance to the British Museum The British Museum is one of the worlds largest and most important museums of ancient history. ...


The life of Baker was written by Robert Masters (Camb., 1784), and by Horace Walpole in the quarto edition of his works. 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, more commonly known as Horace Walpole, (September 24, 1717 – March 2, 1797), was a politician, writer and forerunner of the Gothic revival. ...


This Cambridge antiquarian is not to be mistaken for an English attorney of the same name, born around 1680, who was active as a playwright in London 1700-1709 (author of Fine Lady's Airs), then moved to Bedfordshire and lived there as a schoolmaster and vicar at least until 1749. A playwright is an author of plays for performance in the theater. ...


Thomas Baker artist 1809-1869 A Midlands landscape painter and watercolourist, known as Baker of Leamington. He was the best known, and probably the most accomplished, painter of the extensive Baker family of artists. He painted mainly landscapes in Warwickshire and the Midlands, often with sheep and cattle. Baker kept comprehensive records of his work. He usually signed each picture "T Baker" and numbered it on the back. His diaries and notes, which contain a complete list of his works, are held in the Birmingham City Art Gallery. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1831 and 1858, but more frequently at the British Institution and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.


Note: For the twentieth century actor, see Tom Baker. Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor Thomas Stewart Baker (born January 20, 1934) is a British actor, mainly associated with playing the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, whom he played from 1974 to 1981. ...


 
 

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