Title continues: "An Exact History of all the Writers and Bishops Who have had their Education in the most Antient and Famous University of Oxford, From the Fifteenth Year of King Henry the seventh, A.D. 1500, to the End of the Year 1690. Representing the Birth, Fortune, Preferment, and Death of all those Authors and Prelates, the great Accidents of their LIves, and the Fate and Character of their Writings. To which are added, The Fasti, or Annals, of the said University, For the same time. The First Volume, Extending to the 16th Year of King Charles I. Dom. 1640." English antiquary Anthony Wood (1632-1695) copied monument inscriptions and searched for antiquities throughout Oxford and its neighbourhood. He was also given free access to the university registers from 1660 onwards, thus allowing him to compile much of the information found in this text. The university and the author received much praise for this work. That Wood's text was meticulously researched is evident from the footnotes giving his sources. Unfortunately, he received no office or reward from Oxford University for his work.