John Bigg (bapt. 22 April 1629 – bur. 4 April 1696), also known as The Dinton Hermit, was a 17th-century English hermit. [Wikipedia entry]
Text adapted from: various sources including Hearne 1869 and Caulfield 1819. (Internet Archive)
Source images: Panels 1 and 2: John Bigg, an eccentric hermit. Etching attributed to R. Livesay, 1787, Wellcome Collection, CC BY 4.0. Panel 3: Handmade leather shoe which belonged to John Bigg, the ‘Dinton Hermit’ (AN1836p141.392) © University of Oxford, Ashmolean Museum. Panels 4 and 5: John Bigg, an eccentric hermit. Line engraving by Wilkes. Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0. This comic strip CC-BY-NC-SA.
Hearne, Thomas (1869). “To Mr. Browne Willis, Feb. 12, 1712”. Reliquiae Hearnianae. 1. London, England. p. 275-276. Internet Archive. Available from https://archive.org/details/reliquiaehearni03blisgoog/page/n294/mode/2up [Accessed 15 April 2020]
Caulfield, James (1819). “Bigg, John, the Dinton Hermit”. Portraits, memoirs, and characters, of remarkable persons. 1. London, England. p. 9-11. Internet Archive. Available from https://archive.org/details/portraitsmemoirs01incaul/page/9/mode/2up [Accessed 15 April 2020]
“British Collection Highlights: The Dinton Hermit’s Shoe”. British Archeology at the Ashmolean Museum. Available from https://britisharchaeology.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/highlights/dinton-hermits-shoes.html [Accessed 15 April 2020]
John Bigg, an eccentric hermit. Etching attributed to R. Livesay, 1787, Wellcome Collection, Available from https://wellcomecollection.org/works/etgjqzff [Accessed 15 April 2020]
John Bigg, an eccentric hermit. Line engraving by Wilkes. Wellcome Collection. https://wellcomecollection.org/works/f5hqp67m [Accessed 15 April 2020]
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