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GRANTHAM or GRANTHAN, HENRY (fl. 1571–1587), translator, published in 1571 ‘An Italian Grammar written in Latin by Scipio Lentulo, a Neapolitane, and turned into English by H. G.’ The volume, dedicated to Mary and Frances, daughters of Henry, lord Berkeley, reached a second edition in 1587. Tanner also ascribes to Grantham ‘XIII Questiones translated out of Boccace's “Philocopo” from Italien into English by H. G.,’ London, 1571, 1587, 12mo. The dedication is dated ‘6 March 1566.’ It is possible that another translation by H. G.—i.e. Girolamo Cataneo's ‘Most briefe Tables to know redily how many ranckes of footemen … go to the making of a just Battaile,’ London, 1588, 4to—may also be by Grantham.

[Tanner's Bibl. Brit.; Brit. Mus. Cat.; Grantham's Grammar.]

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