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XII. Divines of the Church of England 1660–1700

§ 20. Henry Wharton

His chaplain, Henry Wharton, did not long remain attached to the party; but his sympathies were certainly with the high church and high tory theory. The testimony of a great historian of the nineteenth century to Wharton’s greatness cannot be passed over. “This wonderful man,” wrote bishop Stubbs, “died in 1695 at the age of thirty, having done for the elucidation of English Church History more than anyone before or since.” But his eminence is that of the scholar and investigator rather than of the man of letters. Among the definite members of the non-juring body were several who combined these characteristics. No survey of this chapter of English literature would be complete which did not mention the work of Ken and Kettlewell, of Dodwell and Hickes.