A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce

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Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce (1571-1631). -- Antiquary, b. at Denton, Hunts, and ed. at Camb., was a great collector of charters and records throwing light upon English history, and co-operated with Camden (q.v.). Among his works are a history of the Raigne of Henry III. (1627). He was the collector of the Cottonian library, now in the British Museum, and was the author of various political tracts.