Henry Wharton

(1664—1695) Church of England clergyman and historian

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medievalist. In 1688 he became domestic chaplain to Abp. W. Sancroft. He took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to William and Mary in 1689, but continued to enjoy Sancroft's confidence. The first two volumes of Wharton's main work, the Anglia Sacra (1691), provided the first comprehensive collection of sources for the pre-Reformation history of the English sees whose cathedrals were served by regulars, including editions of medieval chronicles. A third volume, covering the cathedrals served by the secular clergy, was unfinished; it was published incomplete in 1695.

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