Thomas Wright, an English antiquary, born in Wales, April 21, 1810. He graduated at Cambridge, and was one of the founders of the Camden society and of the British archaeological association, and a member of the Percy society and the Shakespeare society. In 1842 he was chosen a corresponding member of the French academy of inscriptions. He made discoveries on the site of the ancient city of Uriconium (see Wroxeter), and was selected by Napoleon III. to translate his history of Julius Caesar (2 vols., 1865-'6). His works include "Political Songs of England from John to Edward II." (London, 1839); "Biographia Britannica Literaria, Anglo-Saxon and AngloNorman Periods" (2 vols. 8vo, 1842-'6); "England under the House of Hanover," illustrated from caricatures and satires (2 vols. 8vo, 1848; new ed., 1852); "History of Ireland" (3 vols., 1848-'52, and 1857); "The Celt, the Roman, and the Saxon, a History of the Early Inhabitants of Britain down to the Conversion of the Anglo-Saxons" (12mo, 1852; 3d revised and enlarged ed., 1875); "Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English" (2 vols., 1857); "History of France" (2 vols., 1858-'60); "History of Domestic Manners and Sentiments in England during the Middle Ages" (small 4to, 1862); "History of Caricature and Grotesque in Literature and Art" (1865); "Womankind in Western Europe" (1869); and "Uriconium, a Historical Account of the ancient Roman City" (1872).