Thomas Rymer, an English antiquary, born in Yorkshire about 1640, died in London, Dec. 14, 1713. He became a member of Gray's Inn in 1666, and was appointed historiographer to King William in 1692. Rymer was chosen to edit the whole body of existing documents relating to state transactions between England and other countries, and the result was the collection entitled Foedera, Conventiones, Lite-roe et cujuscumque Generis Acta Publico, inter Reges Anglioe et alios quosvis Imperatores, etc, commonly called " Rymer's Foedera." Fifteen volumes were printed before Rymer's death, and Robert Sanderson, who was appointed his assistant in 1707, published the remainder (together 20 vols. fol., 1704-'35). Rymer wrote a play entitled "Edgar, or the English Monarch" (1678), and "A Short View of Tragedy of the Last Age," with reflections on Shakespeare and "other Practitioners for the Stage" (1693); and left several volumes in manuscript on the history and government of England, which are in the British museum.