A playne and manifest Confutation of the englishe protestant Religion ... with lycence, written in 1603-1604, partly by R. Broughton
'A playne and manifest Confutation of the englishe protestant Religion ... with lycence, 2 Februar. 1604' or 'A manifest Confutation of all Articles in the englishe protestant Religion, sett forth ... vnder Q. Elizabeth ...', in 45 chapters with a table of contents and two prefaces, one of which is dated 'Dec. 31, 1603', and both signed 'R. B.', i.e. Richard Broughton (d. 1634/5), to whom the treatise is ascribed in a contemporary hand on fol. ii. At fol. 231v is an imprimatur of June 14, 1604, signed by 'Georgius Blakwellus, Archipresbyter Angliæ.' The body of the work is in a clerk's hand, but the titles, first preface and many corrections and additions are the author's autograph.
- Creation: written in 1603-1604, partly by R. Broughton
Language of Materials
MS. Add. A. 125
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 27595.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
It was certainly in the Library in 1747, but the actual date of presentation is not known.
- In Bernard's Catalogus MSSrum (1697) this volume is no. 7056 in tom. ii, pars i, as belonging to Jones.