Pococke, Richard ___ 1704-1765 ___ British ___ priest

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Pococke was born in Southampton and studied law at Oxford, and then went into the priesthood. However, his main claim to fame is that he travelled extensively, particularly in Egypt, where he was one of the first Englishmen to voyage up the Nile, and to visit the Valley of the Kings. He published a two-volume account of the journey which was celebrated at the time, and translated into other languages. He also published diary accounts of his travels in Scotland and Ireland. Later in life he was appointed Bishop of Ossory and Meath in Ireland. He is also said to have founded a weaving school, later known as The Pococke College.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1747 1750 1752 1760 ___ social travel Ireland

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SOME PUBLISHED TITLES
A Tour in Ireland in 1752
Tours in Scotland 1747 1750 1760
Travels Through England of Dr. Richard Pococke

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