a bloody farce without salt or savour.Made historiographer royal in 1692, Rymer began (1693) to edit a work bringing together all public documents showing relations between England and other nations from 1101 to 1654. This work, called Foedera (1704–35), was modeled after Leibniz's Codex juris gentium diplomaticus ; the last 5 of the 20 volumes were edited by Robert Sanderson.
See preface to T. D. Hardy's Syllabus of Rymer's
Foedera (1869–85); C. A. Zimansky, ed., The Critical Works of Thomas Rymer (1956, repr. 1971).
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