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Richard Hurd

(b. Jan. 13, 1720, Staffordshire – d. May 28, 1808, Worcestershire )

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Richard Hurd, writer and churchman (1720-1808), friend of William Mason and Thomas Gray and author of Letters on Chivalry and Romance (1762). Occasional collaborator with William Warburton and Bishop of Coventry and Litchfield and, from 1776, preceptor to George, Prince of Wales.

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