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By Donald R. Kelley (editor), David Harris Sacks (editor)

Those essays via the most exotic historians and literary students within the English-speaking global discover the overlap, interaction, and interplay among supposedly honest background and fact-based fiction in British writing from the Tudor interval to the Enlightenment. regardless of the various theoretical questions posed, the discussions essentially specialise in concrete works, together with these of Thomas extra, John Foxe, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, and Edward Gibbon.

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93 All this gave a stronger antiquarian slant to the section on English history, but this is scarcely surprising since Bohun was living through the great revival of English antiquarianism. To some extent this impression was offset by Bohun's inclusion of Jacobean "politick" historians and historians of the 90 91 92 93 William Nicholson described it in The English Historical Library (London, 1714) as "a short system of her policies offered to our late sovereign and excellent Queen by the ingenious Edmund Bohun Esquire" (87).

Bohun, in Method and Order, 171. See Douglas, English Scholars, 68. 95 In the second, 1694 edition of the English Method and Order, Bohun inserted a reference to work on the chronology of the primitive church by Henry Dodwell,96 whose "Invitation to gentlemen to acquaint themselves with ancient history" now served as a preface to Wheare's book. Dodwell had become Camden Professor in 1688, but was deprived three years later because his high-Anglican principles prevented his taking the oath of allegiance to William and Mary.

M. SALMON rial lessons remained foremost in his thought, but they were usually linked, as in the case of Sarpi, with the importance of explaining cause and effect. Wheare has been regarded as a classicist who had little time for English history. "64 This is unfair. Like Camden, Savile, and Selden, Wheare saw no inconsistency in combining his classical training with an interest in the English past. He devoted five chapters of The Method and Order to English history, although it is true they did not constitute the best informed part of his book.

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