Thomas Rymer (1641-1713)

Thomas Rymer (I641-I713), born in Yorkshire, and educated at Cambridge and Gray’s Inn, was appointed Historiographer Royal in 1692. It was almost immediately after this that, under the patronage of Lord Somers and Lord Halifax, he began to publish the state papers from the original documents preserved in the royal archives. The documents printed are nominally limited to the negotiations with foreign powers, though some latitude must be allowed to this description The early edition of this work extends to twenty volumes folio and embraces the period between 1101 and I654.


Gerard (R.), "Rymer and history". Clio. 7 (3), 1978.

Curt (Z.), The Critical Works of Thomas Rymer. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955.