ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Fuller

(1608-1661)


Thomas Fuller, the nephew of John Davenant, Bishop of Salisbury, was born at Aldwinckle, Northamptonshire. He attended Queens College Cambridge as a fellow-commoner (B.A. 1625, M.A. 1628, B.D. from Sidney Sussex 1635, D.D. 1660) and was Vicar of St. Benet's, Cambridge (1631), prebendary of Sarum (1631), Rector of Broadwindsor, Dorset (1634), lecturer at the Savoy Chapel (1640), and chaplain to Sir Ralph Hopton during the war. Fuller was later rector of Cranford, Middlesex (1658-61), and chaplain to the King (1660). He did not live long enough to benefit from his support of the Royalist cause.


TEXT RECORDS:

1655The Church-History of Britain.
1662Worthies of England: Edmund Spenser.

PUBLICATIONS:

Davids hainous sinne. 1631.
History of the holy warre. 1639.
The holy state and the profane state. 1642.
A sermon of reformation. 1643.
Good thoughts in bad times. 1645.
Good thoughts in worse times. 1647.
A Pisgah view of Palestine. 1650.
Abel redivivus. 1651.
Church history of Britain. 1655.
History of Cambridge University. 1655.
A collection of sermons. 1656.
The appeal of injured innocence. 1659.
Mixt contemplations in better times. 1660.
The history of the worthies of England. 1662.
Collected sermons, ed. J. E. Bentley and W. E. Axon. 2 vols, 1891.