A theory of a still continuing subsidence of the islands was formed by Kurz in 1866 and confirmed by Oldham in 1884.
"JOHN ROBERT CLYNES (1869-), English politician, was born at Oldham March 27 1869 of working-class parents, and worked himself as an artisan for many years.
JOHN OLDHAM (1653-1683), English satirist, son of a Presbyterian minister, was born at Shipton Moyne, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, on the 9th of August 1653.
The success of these dramatic and unsparing invectives apparently gave Oldham hope that he might become independent of teaching.
Oldham took Juvenal for his model, and in breadth of treatment and power of invective surpassed his English predecessors.