1. Manuscript Sources
Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, York
CV/CB1 Archdeaconry of Cleveland, Visitation Book, 1632.
CV/CB2 Archdeaconry of Cleveland, Visitation Book, 1634.
CV/CB3 Archdeaconry of Cleveland, Visitation Book, 1641.
W/CB1 Archdeaconry of York, Visitation Book, 1598.
YV/CB2 Archdeaconry of York, Visitation Book, 1613.
Wis/1 Prebendal visitation of Wistow (articles); petitions and responses regarding a pew dispute in Wistow church, 1663.
D/C CP. 1640–2 Disputes about pew rights in Wistow parish.
Cambridge University Library
(a) Ely Diocesan Records
B/2/10 ‘A Book of Actes upon Presentments within the Deaneries of Ely and Wisbech, 1581’; Comperta and Proceedings, 1581–3.
B/2/11 Liber Visitationis 1590; Comperta and Proceedings, 1590–2.
B/2/12 Liber Compertorum … 1592; Comperta and Proceedings, 1592–3.
B/2/13 Liber Compertorum … 1593; Comperta and Proceedings, 1593–6.
B/2/14 Pro Decanatu Ely; Comperta and Proceedings, April 1593.
B/2/15 Pro Decanatu Wisbech; Comperta and Proceedings, 1593–1600.
B/2/16 Visitatio Archiepiscopi Cant Sede Episcopalie Eliens Vacante, 1596; Comperta in Eadem Visitatione, 1596; Comperta and Proceedings, 1596–9.
B/2/17 Visitatio Archiepiscopi Cant, 1599; Comperta in Eadem Visitatione; Comperta and Proceedings, 1599–1600.
B/2/18 Visitation Book; Comperta and Proceedings, 1601.
B/2/20 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Wisbech Deanery, 1600–6.
B/2/21 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Ely Deanery, 1600–6.
B/2/22 Visitation Book, Comperta and Proceedings, 1602–3, 1603–4.
B/2/24 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Ely Deanery, 1606–7.
B/2/25 Archdeaconry Visitation of Barton, Camps and Chesterton Deaneries; Comperta and Proceedings, 1605.
B/2/26 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Wisbech Deanery, 1606–8.
B/2/27 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Wisbech Deanery, 1608–11.
B/2/29 Metropolitan Visitation, 1608; Comperta and Proceedings, County only; Comperta and Proceedings, Isle of Ely.
B/2/30 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Ely Deanery, 1609–10.
B/2/31 Visitatio Reverendi … Lancelotti … 1610, 1615, 1616; Comperta and Proceedings, Ely and Wisbech Deaneries, 1610; County only 1610–11.
B/2/32 Visitation Book; Comperta and Proceedings, County only, 1622–3.
B/2/33 Metropolitan Visitation, 1615; Comperta and Proceedings, County only, 1615–16; Ely Deanery, 1615.
B/2/34 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Wisbech Deanery, 1614–18.
B/2/35 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Ely Deanery, 1614–18.
B/2/36 Consistory Court Office Act Book, County only, 1617–18.
B/2/37 Visitation Book, 1617; Comperta and Proceedings, County and Isle, 1619.
B/2/38 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Wisbech Deanery, 1618–23.
B/2/39 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Ely Deanery, 1618–22.
B/2/40 Consistory Court Office Act Book, County only, 1624.
B/2/46 Assignation Book etc., Isle only, 1633–5.
B/2/52 Consistory Court Office Act Book, County only, 1639; Ely Deanery, March 1639; Wisbech Deanery, 1639.
B/2/53 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Ely Deanery, April 1639; Wisbech Deanery, April 1639.
B/9/1 Barton-in-Whitwell Churchwardens' Presentments, 1582.
B/9/5 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, Churchwardens' Presentments, 1639.
B/9/8 Chesterton Churchwardens' Presentments, 1662.
B/9/9 Ungry Hattley Churchwardens' Presentments, 1662.
B/9/10 Maddingley Churchwardens' Presentments, 1662.
B/9/12 Histon Churchwardens' Presentments, 1662.
B/9/15 Dry Drayton Churchwardens' Presentments, 1662.
B/9/52 Impington Churchwardens' Presentments, 1666.
C/10/1 Wisbech Barton Court Rolls, 1609–11; Wisbech Court Leet Presentments, May 1607.
D/2/9 Presentments before the Commissary, Isle of Ely, 1572–7.
D/2/10 Visitation Books, 1576, 1579; Act Book of Office Causes, County only, 1577–9; Comperta and Proceedings, County only, 1579.
D/2/10a Presentment Book, Isle only, 1633–5.
D/2/18 Consistory Court Instance Act Book, 1588–92.
D/2/23 Consistory Court Office Act Book, County only, 1604–5.
D/2/25 Consistory Court Office Act Book, County only, 1605–6.
D/2/26 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Wisbech Deanery, 1606–8.
D/2/29 Act Book of Causes, Ely Diocese and Wisbech Deanery, 1608.
D/2/32 Consistory Court Office Act Book, County only, 1613.
D/2/41 Consistory Court Assignations in Office Causes, County only, 1625–7; Occasional Notes of Presentments.
D/2/42 Consistory Court Assignation Book, Instance Causes, 1628–9.
D/2/46 Consistory Court Assignation Book; Presentments; County only, 1634–5.
D/2/51 Consistory Court Office Act Book, Isle only, January 1639; Comperta and Proceedings of 3 Visitations, Midsummer, Michaelmas, and Metropolitan, 1638.
D/5/40 Matthew Wren's Visitation Articles, 1638.
LA/3 Archdeaconry of Ely Act Book, 1622–3.
LA/4 Archdeaconry of Ely Comperta Book, 1624.
LA/5a Archdeaconry of Ely Comperta and Proceedings, 1626.
12/21, 1641–2 Deposition.
(b) Vice-Chancellor's Court
VC Ct. III/1, 1540–95.
VC Ct. III/2, 1586–96.
VC Ct. III/3, 1593–4.
VC Ct. III/4, 1594–5.
VC Ct. III/5, 1595–6.
VC Ct. III/6, 1596–7.
VC Ct. III/7, 1597–8.
VC Ct. III/8, 1597–1600.
(c) Cambridge University Registry
Collect Admin. 8, Tabor's book.
Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives
MS X.17 Visitation Act Book, Comperta and Detecta, 1565.
Clothworkers' Hall, London
Company Minute Books:
Corporation of London Record Office
Journals of London Common Council:
Jours. 12–39, 1518/19–1640.
Repertories of the Court of Aldermen, London:
Reps. 12–55, 1548–1641.
Essex Record Office
Act Books of the Archdeaconry of Colchester (I have consulted microfilm copies of the original manuscripts in the possession of Keith Wrightson):
D/ACA 25, 1598–1602.
D/ACA 30, 1605–9.
D/ACA 32, 1608–11.
D/ACA 43, 1621–3.
D/ACA 44, 1623–5.
D/ACA 45, 1624–7.
D/ACA 46, 1627–9.
D/ACA 47, 1629–31.
D/ACA 48, 1631–2.
D/ACA 49, 1632–4.
D/ACA 50, 1634–5.
D/ACA 51, 1635–7.
D/ACA 52, 1637–8.
D/ACA 54, 1638–41.
D/ACA 55, 1663–6.
Friends' House Library, London
MS Box 10/10, 1–3, Josiah Langdale, Some Account of the Birth, Education and Religious Exercise and Visitation of God to That Faithful Servant and Minister of Christ Josiah Langdale (1723) (I have consulted a copy of this document in the possession of Margaret Spufford)
Goldsmiths' Company Library, London
Court Minute Books:
Guildhall Library, London
MS 6 Memoires Histoncal Relating to the 5 Principall Hospitals in London viz of St Bartholomews, Bethlem, Bndewell, St Thomas' (1681).
MS 1175/1 St Margaret's, New Fish St, Vestry Minute Book, 1578–1789.
MS 1431/2 St Alphage, London Wall, Vestry Minute Book, 1608–1711.
MS 1454 St Botolph Aldersgate, Churchwarden's Accounts.
MS 3016/1 St Dunstan's-in-the-West Vestry Minute Book, 1588–1663.
MS 3018/1 St Dunstan's-in-the-West Wardmote Inquest Book.
MS 3295/1 Turners Company Minute Book, 1605–33.
MS 3570/1 St Mary's, Aldermanbury, Vestry Minute Book, 1569–1609.
MS 3570/2 St Mary's, Aldermanbury, Vestry Minute Book, 1610–1763.
MS 4069/1 Cornhill Wardmote Inquest Book.
MS 4165/1 St Peter-upon-Cornhill Vestry Minute Book, 1570–1717.
MS 4214/1 St Benet, Gracechurch, Vestry Minute Book, 1607–1758.
MS 4329/2 Carpenters Company Wardens Account Book, 1573–94.
MS 4415/1 St Olave Jewry, Vestry Minute Book, 1574–1680.
MS 4655/1 Weavers Company Minute Book, 1610–42.
MS 5602/1 Coopers Company Minute Book, 1567–96.
MS 5770/1 Fishmongers Company Minute Book, 1593–1610.
MS 5770/2 Fishmongers Company Minute Book, 1610–31.
MS 6122/1 Plasterers Company Minute Book, 1571–1634.
MS 6554/1 St Bride's, Fleet St, Vestry Minute Book, 1645–65.
MS 7090/2 Pewterers Company Minute Book, 1561–89.
MS 7090/3 Pewterers Company Minute Book, 1589–1611.
MS 7090/4 Pewterers Company Minute Book, 1611–46.
MS 8200/1 Apothecaries Company Minute Book, 1617–51.
MS 11, 588/1 Grocers Company Minute Book, 1556–91.
MS 11, 588/2 Grocers Company Minute Book, 1591–1616.
MS 11, 588/3 Grocers Company Minute Book, 1616–39.
MS 12, 806/1 Christ's Hospital Minute Book, 1556–63.
MS 12, 806/2 Christ's Hospital Minute Book, 1562–92.
MS 12, 806/3 Christ's Hospital Minute Book, 1592–1632.
MS 15, 842/1 Haberdashers Company Minute Book, 1582–1652.
Bridewell Hospital records (consulted on microfilm):
BCB 1 Courtbook, 1559–62.
BCB 2 Courtbook, 1574–6.
BCB 3 Courtbook, 1576–9.
BCB 4 Courtbook, 1597–1604.
BCB 5 Courtbook, 1604–10.
BCB 7 Courtbook, 1627–34.
BCB 8 Courtbook, 1634–42.
Norwich and Norfolk Record Office, Norwich
(a) Corporation Records
Minute Books of the Norwich Court of Mayoralty:
NMC 7 1555–62.
NMC 8 1562–69.
NMC 9 1569–76.
NMC 10 1576–81.
NMC 11 1582–87.
NMC 12 1587–95.
NMC 13 1595–1603.
NMC 14 1603–15.
NMC 15 1615–24.
NMC 16 1625–34.
NMC 20 1634–46.
Assembly Minute Books vols iv and v.
City of Norwich Quarter Sessions Minute Book, 1629–36.
‘The Sessions Booke 1630–38’.
(b) Diocesan Records
Vis 6/1 Visitation Book, Archdeaconries of Norwich, Sudbury and Suffolk, 1629.
Vis 7/1 Visitation Book, Archdeaconry of Norfolk, 1626.
Oxfordshire Record Office, Oxford
MSS Oxfordshire Diocesan Papers, Proceedings of the Court of the Official of Banbury Peculiar, 1626–36.
Public Record Office, Chancery Lane
E134 Exchequer Depositions by Commission.
SP 12 State Papers Domestic, Elizabeth I.
SP 14 State Papers Domestic, James I.
SP 16 State Papers Domestic, Charles I.
STAC 8 Star Chamber proceedings, James I.
Somerset Record Office
DD/SAS/C/1193 Memoirs of John Cannon.
York City Archives
E/63 Proceedings of the Commonwealth committee for York and Ainsty. City and Ainsty Quarter Sessions minute book, 1638–62.
2. Early Printed Books
ANON., A Catechisme or Brief Instruction in the Principles of Christian Religion (1617).
——— The Office of Christian Parents (Cambridge, 1616).
——— A Short Catechisme for Householders with Praters to the Same Adioyning (1614).
——— A Two-Fold Treatise, the One Decyphering the Worth of Speculation, the Other Containing a Discoverie of Youth and Age (Oxford, 1612).
——— A Warning to Young Men, Or a Man of Blood (1680).
ABBOT, R., A Christian Family Builded by God (1653).
ALLEINE, J., Christian Letters Full of Spiritual Instruction (1671).
ALLEINE, R., A Briefe Explanation of the Common Catechisme (1630).
ALLEINE, T., et at, The Life and Death of … Joseph Alleine (appended to T. Alleine's Christian Letters, 1671).
ALLEN, E., A Catechisme, That is to Say a Christian Instruction of the Principall Points of Christian Religion (1551).
[ALLESTREE, R.], The Whole Duty of Man (1658).
AMES, W., Conscience with the Powers and Cases thereof (1639).
BABBINGTON, G., A Very Fruitfull Exposition of the Ten Commandments (1596).
BAILEY, N., An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721).
——— Dictionarium Britannicum (1736).
BALL, J., A Short Treatise Contayning All the Principall Grounds of Christian Religion by Way of Questions and Answers (1633).
——— Short Questions and Answers Explaining the Common Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer (1655).
BARGRAVE, I., A Sermon Preached before King Charles … [on] March 27, 1627 (1627).
BARKER, P., A Learned and Familiar Exposition upon the Ten Commandments (1633).
BARNES, T., The Wise-Man's Forecast against the Evill Time (1624).
BAXTER, R., A Christian Directory, Or a Sum of Practical Theologie and Cases of Conscience (1673).
——— The Poor Man's Family Book (1674).
——— Compassionate Counsel to All Young Men (1681).
——— The Catechizing of Families: A Teacher of Householders How to Teach Their Households (1683).
——— Reliquiae Baxterianae, Or Mr Richard Baxter's Narrative of the Most Memorable Passages of His Life and Times (1696).
BEARD, T., The Theatre of God's Judgment (1631).
BERNARD, R., Two Twinnes or Two Parts of One Portion of Scripture (1613).
——— A Double Catechisme (Cambridge, 1607).
BILLINGHAM, F., Christian Oeconomy or Household Government (1609).
——— The Young Man's Scripture (1609).
The Book of Common Prayer (1620).
BOWNDE, N., The Doctrine of the Sabbath Plainly Layde Forth (1595).
BRADFORD, J., Godlie Meditations upon the Lordes Prayer, the Beliefe and Ten Commandments (1652).
BROOKS, T., Apples of Gold for All Young Men and Women and a Crown of Glory for Old Men and Women (1662).
BUCKERIDGE, J., A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of … Lancelot [Andrewes] the Lord Bishop of Winchester (1629).
BURROWES, S., Good Instruction for All Young Men and Maids (1642).
BURTON, R., The Apprentice's Companion (1681).
CALVIN, J., The Catechisme or Manner to Teache Children the Christian Religion (1598).
CARPENTER, J., The Plaine-Man's Spiritual Plough (1607).
The Case of the Army Soberly Discussed (1647).
CAWDREY, D., Family Reformation Promoted (1656).
CAWDREY, R., A Short and Fruitfull Treatise of the Profite and Necessitie of Catechising (1580).
CHARRON, P., Of Wisdome, Three Bookes, trans. S. Lennard (1630).
CHEYNELL, F., A Plea for the Good of Posterity (1646).
CLARKE, S., A Collection of the Lives of Ten Eminent Divines (1662).
COTTON, J., Milk for Babes (1646).
CROFTON, Z., Catechizing God's Ordinance (1656).
CROOK, J., A Short History of the Life and Times of John Crook, Written by Himself (3rd edn., 1706).
CROOKE, S., Brief Direction to True Happinesse (1643).
CROSSMAN, S., The Young Man's Calling, Or the Whole Duty of Youth (1678).
[CROUCH, N.,] Remarks upon the Lives of Several Excellent Young Persons of Both Sexes (1678).
CUFFE, H., The Difference of the Ages of a Man's Life (1607).
DIGGES, D., The Unlawfulnesse of Subjects Taking up Arms against Their Sovereign (Oxford, 1643).
DOD, J., A Phine and Familiar Exposition of the Ten Commandments (1606).
——— and CLEAVER, R., A Godlie Forme of Household Government (1612).
DOWNAME, J., A Guide to Godlynesse, Or a Treatise of Christian Life (1629).
DUNTON, J., The Life and Errors of John Dunton Late Citizen of London (1705).
EDWARDS, T., The First and Second Parts of Gangreana (1646).
ELTON, E., A Forme of Catechizing (1620).
ELYOT, SIR T., The Castel of Health (1541).
ESTYE, G., A Most Sweete and Comfortable Exposition uppon the Ten Commandments (1602).
FENNER, D., A Short and Profitable Treatise of Lawfull and Unlawfull Recreations (Middelburg, 1590).
FLOYD, T., The Picture of a Perfit Commonwealth (1600).
FORTESCUE, T., The Forest, Or Collection of Historyes (1576).
FULLER, F., Words to Give the Young Man Knowledge and Discretion (1653).
GIFFORD, G., A Catechisme Containing the Summe of Christian Religion (1583).
GILLING, I., The Life of George Trosse (1715).
GOODMAN, G., The Fall of Man, Or the Corruption of Nature Proved by the Light of Our Natural Reason (1616).
GORE, J., The Poor Man's Hope (1646).
GOUGE, T., A Narrative of the Life and Death of Dr Gouge (1665).
GOUGE, W., Of Domesticall Duties (1622).
GRANGER, T., The Tree of Good and Evil: Or a Profitable and Familiar Exposition of the Commandments (1616).
GREENHAM, R., The Works of the Reverend and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ Mr Richard Greenham, ed. H[enry] H[olland] (1601).
GRIFFITH, M., BETHEL, Or a Forme for Families (1634).
GUILD, W., A Young Man's Inquisition or Trial (1608).
HALL, T., The Loathsomenesse of Long Haire (1654).
——— Funebria Florae: The Downfall of May Games (1661).
HARRINGTON, J., Seven Models of a Commonwealth Ancient and Modern (1659).
HARRISON, W., The Difference of Hearers: Or an Exposition of Certayne Sermons (1614).
HESKETH, H., The Importance of Religion to Young Persons (1683).
HEYWOOD, T., The Foure Apprentices of London (1600?).
HINDE, W., A Faithfull Remonstrance of the Holy Life and Happy Death of John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford in the County of Chester (1641).
The Humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines … Concerning i a Confession of Faith ii A Larger Catechism Hi A Shorter Catechism (1648).
HYDE, E., The Life of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (3 vols.; Oxford, 1827).
INGELHARD, T., A Pretie and Mery Enterlude Called the Disobedient Child (1569).
JANEWAY, J., Death Unstung: A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Thomas Mowsley (1669).
——— A Token for Children Being an Exact Account of the Conversion, Holy and Exemplary Lives and Joyful Deaths of Several Young Children (part 1, 1671, part 2, 1672).
JESSEY, H., A Looking-Glasse for Children Being a Narrative of God's Gracious Dealing with Some Little Children … Together with Some Sundry Seasonable Lessons and Instructions to Youth Calling Them Early to Remember Their Creator (3rd edn., 1673).
JONES, W., Briefe Exhortation to All Men to Set Their Houses in Good Order (1631).
KEACH, B., War with the Devil, Or the Young Man's Conflict with the Powers of Darkness (1684).
LAMBARDE, W., The Duties of Constables, Borholders … (1602).
LILBURNE, J., The Legall, Fundamentall Liberties of the People of England (1649).
LILLY, W., William Lilly's History of His Life and Times (1822).
LOVELL, T., A Dialogue between Custom and Ventie Concerning Dancing and Minstrelsie (1581).
MAINWARING, R., Religion and Allegiance; In Two Sermons Preached before the King's Majestie … [on] 4 July 1627 (1627).
MARTYN, W., Youth's Instruction (1612).
MAYER, J., The English Catechism Explained, Or a Commentane Set Forth in the Booke of Common Prayer (1623).
MULCASTER, R., Positions Wherein Those Primitive Circumstances be Examined Which are Necessarie for the Training up of Children (1581).
The New Catechisme According to the Form of the Kirk of Scotland Very Profitable and Useful for Instructing of Children and Youth (1644).
NICHOLES, M., A Catechisme Composed According to the Order of the Catechisme in the Common Prayer Book (1642).
NICHOLLS, J., An Order of Household Instruction (1596).
NOWELL, A., A Catechism or First Instruction and Learning of Christian Religion, trans. T. Norton (1570).
OPENSHAW, R., Short Questions and Answers, Conteyning the Summe of Christian Religion (1614).
P., W., The Prentise's Practise in Godlinesse and His True Freedome (1613).
PAGITT, E., Heresiography, Or a Description of the Hereticks and Sectaries of These Latter Times (4th edn., 1647).
PARKER, H., Vox Populi, Or a Discourse Wherein Clear Satisfaction is Given, as Well Concerning the Right of Subjects as the Right of Princes (1644).
POWELL, T., The Beauty, Vigour and Strength of Youth Bespoke for God (1676).
POWELL, V., The Life and Death of Mr Vavassor Powell (1671).
PRICE, S., The Two Twins of Birth and Death (1624).
PRYNNE, W., The Unlovelinesse of Lovelockes (1628).
——— Minors no Senators (1646).
R., F., A Collection of English Proverbs (Cambridge, 1670).
RALEIGH, W., The History of the World in Five Books (1614).
SHELFORD, R., Lectures or Readings upon the 6 Verse of the 22 Chapter of Proverbs Concerning the Vertuous Education of Youth (1606).
SHOWER, J., Seasonable Advice to Youth (1692).
——— Some Memoirs of the Life of John Shower (1716).
SMITH, J., The Pourtract of Old Age (1676).
SPARKE, T., A Treatise to Prove that Ministers Publickely and Householders Privately are Bound to Catechize Their Parishioners and Families (Oxford, 1588).
STAFFORD, A., Meditations and Resolutions, Moral, Divine, Political, Written for the Instruction and Bettering of Youth (1612).
STALLHAM, J., A Catechisme for Children in Yeeres and Children in Understanding (1644).
STEELE, R., A Discourse Concerning Old Age (1688).
STRYPE, J., Lessons Moral and Christian for Youth and Old Age (1699).
——— Annals of the Reformation and Establishment of Religion (4 vols.; 1725–31).
SWAN, J., Redde Debitum: Or a Discourse in Defence of Three Chief Fatherhoods (1640).
TAYLOR, J., A Bawd, a Vertuous Bawd, in his Works (2 vols.; 1630).
TAYLOR, T., The Works of the Faithfull Servant of Jesus Christ, Dr Thomas Taylor (1653).
TRENCHFIELD, C., A Cap of Grey Hairs for a Green Head: Or the Father's Counsel to His Son an Apprentice (1710).
TURNER, R., Youth Know Thyself (1624).
VAUGHAN, W., The Golden-Grove (1600).
——— Directions for Health (1626).
VINCENT, T., Words of Advice to Young Men (1688).
VOWELL [HOOKER], J., Orders Enacted for Orphans and for Their Portions within the Citie of Exeter (1575).
WHITE, T., A Little Book for Little Children (1660).
WIDLEY, G., The Doctrine of the Sabbath (1604).
3. Editions of Early Books and Manuscripts
A Supplement to the Onania, 1723 ed. R. Trumbach (facsimile, Garland Series: Marriage, Sex and the Family in England 1660–1800, New York, 1986).
Amanda, Or the Reformed Whore, 1635, ed. F. Ouvry (1869).
Aristotle's Compleat Masterpiece in Three Parts Displaying the Secrets of Nature in the Generation of Man, 23rd edn., 1749, ed. R. Trumbach (Garland Series: Marriage, Sex and the Family in England 1660–1800, 11, 1986).
ASCHAM, R., The Scholemaster, in English Works, ed. W. A. Wright (Cambridge, 1970).
ATKINSON, J. C. (ed.), North Riding Quarter Sessions (9 vols.; North Riding Record Society, 1–9, 1884–92).
AUBREY, J., Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme 1686–1687, ed. James Britten (Folklore Society, 4, 1881).
BAILEY, F. A. (ed.), A Selection from the Prescot Court Leet and Other Records 1447–1600 (Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, 89, Blackpool, 1937).
BARMBY, J. (ed.), Churchwarden's Accounts of Pittington and Other Parishes in the Diocese of Durham from A.D. 1580–1700 (Surtees Society, 84, Durham, 1888).
BECON, T., A New Catechism Set Forth Dialogue Wise (Parker Society, 13, Cambridge, 1864).
BLUNDELL, M. (ed.), Blundell's Diary and Letter Book 1702–1728 (Liverpool, 1952).
BLUNDELL, N., The Great Diurnall of Nicholas Blundell of Little Crosby, ed. J. J. Bagley (3 vols.; Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, 110, 112, 114, Preston, 1968–72).
BLUNDELL, W., Crosby Records: A Cavalier's Notebook, ed. T. Ellison Gibson (Liverpool, 1952).
BOLTON, E., The Cities Advocate, 1629 (facsimile, The English Experience, 175, Amsterdam, NJ, 1975).
BOYLE, J. R., and DENDY F. W. (eds.), Extracts from the Records of the Merchant Adventurers of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2 vols.; Surtees Society, 93, 101, Durham, 1895, 1899).
BRAND, J., Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain, rev. Harry Ellis (3 vols.; Bohns Antiquarian Library, 8–10, 1849).
BRINKWORTH, E. R. (ed.), The Archdeacon's Court: Liber Actorum 1584 (2 vols.; Oxfordshire Record Society, 23–4, 1942).
——— (ed.), Shakespeare and the Bawdy Courts of Stratford (1972).
BROWN, R., et al (eds.), Calendar of the State Papers and Manuscripts Relating to English Affairs, Existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice (40 vols.; 1864–1947).
BULLOCK, F. W. B. (ed.), Evangelical Conversion in Great Britain 1516–1695 (St Leonard's-on-Sea, 1966).
BUNYAN, J., Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and The Life and Death of Mr Badman (Everyman edn., 1928).
BURTON, K. M. (ed.), A Dialogue between Reginald Pole and Thomas Lupset (1948).
CALVIN, J., Institutes of the Christian Religion, ed. J. T. McNeill (2 vols.; Library of Christian Classics, 20–1, 1961).
CARDWELL, E. (ed.), Synodolla: A Collection of Articles of Religion, Canons and Proceedings of Convocation in the Province of Canterbury (2 vols.; Oxford, 1966).
CHAMBERS, R. (ed.), The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities (2 vols.; 1859).
CHAPMAN, G., et al., Eastward Ho, 1605 (Tudor Facsimile Texts, New York, 1970).
CHAPPELL, W. (ed.), The Roxburghe Ballads (Ballad Society, 14 vols.; London, 1869–95).
COCKBURN, J. S. (ed.), Western Circuit Assize Orders 1629–1648: A Calendar (Publications of the Camden Society, 4th ser., 17, 1976).
COOPER, C. H., and COOPER, J. W. (eds.), Annals of Cambridge (5 vols.; 1842–1908).
CRANMER, T., Miscellaneous Writings and Letters, ed. J. E. Cox (Parker Society, Cambridge, 1846).
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