Thomas Seccombe

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Thomas Seccombe (1866—1923) was a miscellaneous English writer and, from 1891 to 1901, assistant editor of the Dictionary of National Biography,[1] in which he wrote over 700 entries. He was educated at Felsted and Balliol College, Oxford, taking a first in Modern History in 1889.


  • Twelve Bad Men (1894)
  • The Age of Johnson (1900)
  • The Age of Shakespeare (with J.W. Allen, 1903)
  • Bookman History of English Literature (1905-6)
  • In Praise of Oxford (1910)
  • The Dictionary of National Biography (assistant editor)


  1. ^ "SECCOMBE, Thomas". Who's Who, 59: p. 1577. 1907. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Wikisource 

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