Smith, Sir William

Smith, Sir William,

1813–93, English editor and lexicographer. He was editor of the Quarterly Review from 1867 until his death and also edited reference works esteemed for their accuracy and comprehensiveness. These included dictionaries of Greek and Roman antiquities (1842), biography and mythology (1844–49), and geography (1854–57) and a dictionary of the Bible (1860–63).
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Essays by Dale Hoak, John McDiarmid, and Stephen Alford explore the thought and activities of Sir Thomas Smith, Sir William Cecil, and their fellow Cambridge humanists during the reign of Edward VI.