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Thomas Fuller (1608–1661)

Fuller, Thomas. A noted English historian (1608–61). He was a presbyter of the Established Church and a prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral. His works include: ‘David’s Heinous Sin’ (1631), a poem; ‘History of the Holy War’ (1639); ‘A Pisgah Sight of Palestine’ (1650); ‘Church History of Britain’ (1655). The one work for which he is now esteemed is ‘The Worthies of England’ (folio, 1662), full of biographical anecdote and acute observations on men and manners. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).