Facts And Fables

John Aubrey, who died 300 years ago, is best known for his `Brief Lives', but his importance is much wider than that.

He is a father of British archaeology, the first of the folklorists, and a pioneer of oral history.

Adam Fox and Jon Kite follow the wanderings of this endlessly inquisitive man around his native county of Wiltshire, whose natural history, ancient monuments and old wives' tales he recorded.

With Nicholas Boulton as Aubrey.

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John Aubrey, who died 300 years ago, is best known for his `Brief Lives', but his importance is much wider than that.

He is a father of British archaeology, the first of the folklorists, and a pioneer of oral history.

Adam Fox and Jon Kite follow the wanderings of this endlessly inquisitive man around his native county of Wiltshire, whose natural history, ancient monuments and old wives' tales he recorded.

With Nicholas Boulton as Aubrey.