Thomas Fuller

(1608—1661) Church of England clergyman

Related Overviews

Ben Jonson (1572—1637) poet and playwright

local history

Oliver Cromwell (1599—1658) lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Peter Heylyn (1600—1662) Church of England clergyman and historian

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


'Thomas Fuller' can also refer to...

Sir Cyril Thomas Moulden Fuller (1874—1942) naval officer

Sir Thomas Ekins Fuller (1831—1910) journalist and politician in Cape Colony

Thomas Fuller (1593—1667) Church of Ireland archbishop of Cashel

Thomas Fuller (1654—1734) physician

Thomas Fuller (1823—1898)


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature


Quick Reference


became, after the Restoration, ‘chaplain in extraordinary’ to the king. He published The Historie of the Holy Warre (i.e. of the Crusades) in 1639; The Holy State and the Profane State (1642); Good Thoughts in Bad Times (1645); A Pisgah‐Sight of Palestine (1650), a topographical and historical work; and The Church‐History of Britain; with the History of the University of Cambridge (1655). The History of the Worthies of England (1662) is his best‐known and most characteristic work. His writings are marked by a lively and eccentric curiosity, by ‘fantastic caprices’ (L. Stephen), and by a fondness for aphorisms.

Subjects: Literature.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »