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Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past

W. B. Patterson


Long considered a distinctive English writer, Thomas Fuller (1608–1661) has not been recognized as the important historian he was. Fuller’s The Church-History of Britain (1655) was the first history of Christianity from its planting in ancient Britain to the mid-seventeenth century. Fuller’s History of the Worthies of England (1662) was, moreover, the first biographical dictionary in England. It seeks to represent noteworthy individuals in the context of their native counties. This book, Thomas Fuller: Discovering England’s Religious Past, highlights the fact that Fuller was a major contributo ... More

Keywords: history, tumultuous times, memory, religious past, a shattered Church and nation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793700
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198793700.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. B. Patterson, author
Emeritus Professor of History, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee