ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Carte

(1686-1754)


The historian Thomas Carte was admitted to University College, Oxford in 1698 (B.A. from Brasenose College 1702; M.A., King's College, Cambridge 1706). A non-juror, Carte was secretary to the Tory Bishop Atterbury. He fled to France when Atterbury was imprisoned, returning in 1728. He lost most of the subscribers to his General History by testifying in the first volume that he had observed a case of the king's evil cured by the Pretender.


TEXT RECORDS:

1742The Blatant-Beast. A Poem.

PUBLICATIONS:

The Irish massacre set in a clear light. 1714, 1715.
An history of the life of James Duke of Ormonde. 3 vols, 1735-36.
A general account of the necessary materials for an history of England. 1738.
A collection of original letters and papers concerning the affairs of England 1641 to 1660. 2 vols, 1739.
The history of the revolutions of Portugal to 1667. 1740.
The Blatant Beast. A poem. 1742.
A collection of the several papers published in relation to the history of England. 1744.
A general history of England to 1654. 4 vols, 1747-55.