A Catholic, Edmund Bolton (or Boulton) entered Trinity College Cambridge as a pensioner in 1589 before removing to the Inner Temple. A retainer of the duke of Buckingham, he was published in England's Helicon and proposed the foundation of an English academy to James I (1617). Bolton knew William Camden and corresponded with the antiquarian and collector, Sir Robert Cotton. Denied a public career on account of his religion, he was impoverished in later life and spent time in the Fleet and Marshalsea.
Tricorones, sive soles gemini in Britannia. 1607.
The elements of armories. 1610.
Hypercritica, or a rule of judgment for writing or reading our history's. 1618?
The Roman histories of Lucius Florus [trans.] 1619.
Nero Caesar, or monarchie depraved. 1624.
The cities advocate. 1629.
Hypercritica: or a rule of judgement for writing or reading our history's. 1722.