The son of a Buckinghamshire clergyman, Francis Atterbury was educated under Dr. Busby at Westminster School. In 1680 at the age of 17 he entered Christ Church Oxford (D.D. 1701) where he worked for some time as a tutor. A notable Tory controversialist, he was Dean of Christ Church Oxford (1712), Bishop of Rochester, and Dean of Westminster (1713). Atterbury was a literary friend of Swift and Pope whose Jacobite connections eventually led to imprisonment in 1720 and exile to France (1723) where he served the Stuarts before his death in 1732.
A letter to a Convocation man concerning the rights, powers, and privileges of that body. 1697.
A discourse occasioned by the death of Lady Cutts. 1698.
The power of the Lower House of Convocation to adjourn itself vindicated. 1701.
A letter to a clergyman in the country. 3 vols, 1701-02.
The case of the schedule stated. 1702.
The parliamentary original and rights of the Lower House of Convocation cleared. 1702.
A faithful account of some transactions in the last three sessions of the present Convocation. 1702-05.
Fourteen sermons preached on several occasions. 1708.
Life of Edmund Waller. 1711.
The mitre and the crown: or a real distinction between them. 1711.
English advice, to the freeholders of England. 1714.
Sermons and discourses. 4 vols, 1723-34.
Atterburyana. Being miscellanies by the late Bishop of Rochester. 1727.
The epistolary correspondence, ed. Nichols. 5 vols, 1783-90.