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The History of the Worthies of England: Volume 1 (Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General)

The History of the Worthies of England: Volume 1 (Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General)

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Edited by John Nichols Thomas Fuller
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 3/5/2015
EAN 9781108080514, ISBN10: 1108080510

Paperback, 618 pages, 29.7 x 21 x 3.2 cm
Language: English

This extraordinary collection of historical facts, a valuable source for local history, was compiled by Thomas Fuller (1608–61), who came from a clerical family and was educated at Cambridge. He was ordained, had gained a reputation as a preacher, and had published several theological works, when at the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as a chaplain in the royalist army. Travelling round the country with Sir Ralph Hopton's troops, he pursued the historical enquiries which would result in the posthumous publication in 1662 of his most famous work. This two-volume edition was annotated by John Nichols, the bookseller and publisher, and published in 1811. The first part of the work consists of twenty-five short chapters which explain the organisation of the work, after which England and Wales are examined county by county: first, natural resources and manufactures, and then notable people, starting with princes and saints.

Preface by the editor
Memoirs of the author
The general worthies
Bark-shire
Bedford-shire
Buckingham-shire
Cambridge-shire
Ches-shire
Chester
Cornwall
Cumberland
Derby-shire
Devon-shire
Exeter
Dorcet-shire
Durham
Essex
Gloucester-shire
Hant-shire
Hartford-shire
Hereford-shire
Huntington-shire
Kent
Canterbury
Additions to Kent
Lancashire
Leicester-shire
Index to the natural commodities and manufactures
Index to the worthies in the first volume.