Francis Thynne was the son of William Thynne, editor of Chaucer. A herald and genealogist, he criticized and later collaborated with Thomas Speght on his notable edition of Chaucer. Thynne's voluminous antiquarian writings circulated in manuscript.
The case is altered. How? Ask Dalis, and Mills [by Thynne?] 1604.
The application of certain histories concerning ambassadours and their functions. 1651.
Discourses, in A curious collection of discourses, ed. Thomas Hearne. 1720.
Emblemes and epigrams, ed. F. J. Furnivall. 1876.
A discourse uppon the Lord Burghley his creste. MSS.
Animadversions upon the annotacions and corrections ... of Chaucers workes, ed. H. J. Todd. 1810.
The debate between pride and lowliness, ed. J. P. Collier. 1841.
Emblems and epigrams, ed. F. J. Furnivall. 1876.