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John Aubrey

William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Hobbes – three of the greatest Englishmen who ever lived. They, and many others, are here remembered by another great Englishman, John Aubrey, whose Brief Lives are some of the wittiest and most moving miniature portraits ever written. Aubrey – a scholar, antiquarian and close observer of both the foibles and the courage of his contemporaries – lived through the upheavals of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century. His little biographies are amusing, ribald, moving; a testament to the brevity of human existence and one of the most precious relics of a distant age.

William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Hobbes – three of the greatest Englishmen who ever lived. They, and many others, are here remembered by another great Englishman, John Aubrey, whose Brief Lives are some of the wittiest and most moving miniature portraits ever written. Aubrey – a scholar, antiquarian and close observer of both the foibles and the courage of his contemporaries – lived through the upheavals of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century. His little biographies are amusing, ribald, moving; a testament to the brevity of human existence and one of the most precious relics of a distant age.
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William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Hobbes – three of the greatest Englishmen who ever lived. They, and many others, are here remembered by another great Englishman, John Aubrey, whose Brief Lives are some of the wittiest and most moving miniature portraits ever written. Aubrey – a scholar, antiquarian and close observer of both the foibles and the courage of his contemporaries – lived through the upheavals of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century. His little biographies are amusing, ribald, moving; a testament to the brevity of human existence and one of the most precious relics of a distant age.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Cox

Length:

2h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:29