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Thomas Fuller

English churchman and historian

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Thomas Fuller (1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen (and his many patrons).

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1608
August 16, 1661
Early works, England, Ethics, Great Britain, History
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Fuller was born in Aldwinkle St Peter's, Northamptonshire, C England, UK. He studied at Cambridge, was appointed preacher to the Chapel Royal at the Savoy, London (1641–3), and during the Civil War was chaplain to the royalist commander, Ralph Hopton (1598–1652). With the restoration of the monarchy (1660) he was appointed chaplain-extraordinary to Charles II. He published many works noted for their wittiness, anecdotes, epigrams, and puns, such as The Holy State, The Profane State (1642). His most famous work, History of the Worthies of Britain, was published by his son the year after his death.

There is a more detailed biography at the online 11th Edition Encyclopedia Brittanica.

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Thomas Fuller was one of England’s most prolific authors, publishing works of history, theology and poetry during his lifetime. As well as an encyclopedia of England’s noble families, he wrote a history of the Crusades, a history of the Church of England, and several volumes’ worth of sermons. In 1631, Fuller composed and shared “Davids Hainous Sinne,” a lyric retelling of David’s seduction of Bathsheba in 2 Samuel. The poem contains three movements, the first recounting David’s sins of adultery and murder, the second narrating David’s repentance, and the last telling how God punished David for his crimes. At Trinity College, Cambridge, “Davids Hainous Sinne” earned him the reputation of an accomplished wordsmith.

Thomas Fuller was one of England’s most prolific authors, publishing works of history, theology and poetry during his lifetime. As well as an encyclopedia of England’s noble families, he wrote a history of the Crusades, a history of the Church of England, and several volumes’ worth of sermons. Throughout most of his adult years, England was fraught with civil war and religious persecution. Good Thoughts in Bad Times addresses a hurt and violent Christian community, offering words of encouragement and advocating a way of peace. The editor includes several of Fuller’s other diagnostic, cultural-critical essays, Good Thoughts in Worse Times and others among them. Readers have taken comfort in Fuller’s words in days of conflict and strife.

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