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Aarsleff, Hans. The Study of Language in England, 1750-1860. 2nd ed. Minneapolis:   , 1983.

Abbey, Charles J. and John H. Overton. The English Church in the Eighteenth Century. 2 vols. London:   , 1878.

*Abbey, Charles J. and John H. Overton. The English Church in the Eighteenth Century. Revised and augmented second edition.  London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896 [electronic ed.].

*"Account of the Trial of Warren Hastings, Esq. (late Governor-General of Bengal) before the High Court of Parliament, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors," The European Magazine, and London Review (March 1788):193-206.

Days seven through eleven of Warren Hastings's trial are recounted.  In addition, an engraving, “A Plan of the High Court of parliament, erected in Westminster Hall for Trial of Mr. Hastings,” is included.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Almond, Philip C. Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

*An Admonitory Letter to H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, on the Subject of the Late Delicate Inquiry; Containing Anecdotes Never Before Published, Which May Probably Lead to the Detection of the Real Authors of the Late Scandalous Attempt to Sully the Purity of an Illustrious Personage. Seventh Edition.  London: Printed by Dewick and Clarke, Aldersgate Street, for Tipper and Richards Leadenhall Street, 1806.

*A Pageant of Northamptonshire.  Written by Mary L. Packard.  Produces by Charles Brewer.  Broadcast 27 March 1933.  Northampton: The Northampton Mercury, 1933.

*Ashton, John. The Dawn of the Nineteenth Century in England: A Social Sketch of the Times. London; T. Fisher Unwin, 1906.

Aspinall, Arthur. Lord Brougham and the Whig Party. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1939.

*Aston, Nigel. "Horne and Heterodoxy: The Defence of Anglican Beliefs in the Late Enlightenment." English Historical Review 108 (1991): 895-919.

*__________ and Clarissa Campbell Orr, eds. An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain: Lord Shelburne in Context, 1737-1805. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2011.

*Atkins, Gareth.  Converting Britannia: Evangelicals and British Public Life, 1770-1840.  In Studies in the Eighteenth Century.  Edited by Ros Ballaster, Matthew Grenby, Robert D. Hume, Mark Knights, and Renaud Morieux.  Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, N. Y.: The Boydell Press, 2019.

Bain, Alexander. James Mill: A Biography. London, 1882.

*Barnard, Leslie W. Thomas Secker: An Eighteenth Century Primate. Sussex, England: The Book Guild Ltd, 1998.

*Benezet, Anthony.  A Caution to Great Britain and Her Colonies, in a short Representation of the Calamitous State of the Enslaved Negroes in the British Dominions.  A New Edition.  Philadelphia Printed: London Reprinted and Sold by James Phillips, in George-Yard, Lombard-Street, 1785.

First published in 1766 in Philadelphia with the slightly alternate title A Caution and Warning to Great Britain and Her Colonies . . . this important work did much to foster the movement for the abolition of the slave trade, and was widely disseminated on both sides of the Atlantic” in The Slave Trade: 1690-1880, Catalogue 1496 (London: Maggs Bros., Ltd., 2018), p. 15. 

 --Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Bennett, J. V. and J. D. Walsh. eds. Essays in Modern English Church History in Memory of Norman Sykes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.

Berlin, Isaiah. "The Counter-Enlightenment" in Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas. Oxford:   , 1981.

Black, Jeremy. Natural and Necessary Enemies: Anglo-French Relations in the Eighteenth Century. London: Duckworth, 1986.

____________. Eighteenth-century Britain: 1688-1785. Basingstoke: Palgrave: 2001.

Blackstone, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. 4 vols. Oxford:  , 1765-1769.

*Blake, Robert. Disraeli. New York: St. Martins, 1967.

*Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount. A Dissertation upon Parties; in Several Letters to Caleb D'Anvers, Esq; Dedicated to the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole. The Sixth Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected. London: Printed for R. Francklin in Russell-Street, Covent-Garden, 1743.

The Center's copy bears the ownership inscription and bookplate of Welsh antiquary Paul Panton.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. 1773, ed. Frederick A. Pottle and Charles H. Bennett. New Edition with Additional Notes by Frederick A. Pottle. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1961.

On August 22, 1773 Johnson and Boswell spoke regarding "the satisfaction of Christ" in a way that implied that those who had not heard the Gospel might benefit from that satisfaction (p. 63).  On August 25 when they imagined a college at St. Andrews staffed by members of the Literary Club, they included, among others, Sir William Jones, who would have charge of "Oriental Learning" (p. 78).

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Bowen, H. V. War and British Society, 1688-1815. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Bradley, James E. Religion, Revolution, and English Radicalism: Non-Conformity in Eighteenth Century Politics and Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Briggs, Asa. The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867. London: Longman, 1959.

Brock, W. R. Lord Liverpool and Liberal Toryism, 1820-1827. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1941.

Brown, Ford K. Fathers of the Victorians: The Age of Wilberforce. Cambridge:   , 1961.

Brown, John. An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times. London:    , 1757.

Browning, Reed. The Political and Constitutional Ideas of the Court Whigs. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1982.

*Broxap, Henry. The Later Non-Jurors. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1924.

*Bryant, Arthur. The Years of Endurance 1793-1802. London: Collins, 1942.

*Bull, Fredk. Wm.  A Sketch of the History of the Town of Kettering Together with Some Account of Its Worthies.  Illustrated by Hugh Wallis.  Kettering: Northamptonshire Printing and Publishing Co., Limited; London: Alexander & Shepheard, 1891.

*__________.  Supplement to the History of the Town of Kettering, Together with Some Account of Its Worthies.  Illustrated.  Kettering: Northamptonshire Printing and Publishing Co., Limited, 1908.

*Burke, Edmund. Mr. Burke's Speech on the 1st December 1783, Upon the Question for the Speaker's Leaving the Chair, in Order for the House to Resolve Itself into a Committee on Mr. Fox's East India Bill. Dublin: Printed for L. White, No. 86 Dame-Street, 1784.

*___________. Mr. Burkes's Speech, on the Motion Made for Papers Relative to the Directions for Charging the Nabob of Arcot's Prvate Debts to Europeans, on the Revenues of the Carnatic. February 28th 1785. With an Appendix Containing Several Documents. Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne, no. 108, Grafton-Street , 1785.

*_______________. Articles of Charge of High Crimes and Misdemeanors: Against Warren Hastings, esq. Late Governor General of Bengal. Presented to the House of Commons... by the Right Hon. Edmund Burke. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1786.    

*__________. Two Letters Addressed to a Member of the Present Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France. By the Right Hon. Edmund Burke.  London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1796.

*Burns, Arthur and Joanna Innes., eds.  Rethinking the Age of Reform: Britain 1780-1850.  In Past and Present Publications.  Gen eds., Lyndal Roper and Chris Wickham.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

*Butterfield, Herbert. George III, Lord North and the People 1779-1780. London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1949.

*Buxton, John and Penry Williams.  New College Oxford: 1379-1979.  Oxford: Published by The Warden and Fellows of New College, Oxford in Commemoration of the Sixth Century, 1979.

*Cannon, John, ed. The Whig Ascendancy: Colloquies on Hanoverian England. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981.

*___________. Samuel Johnson and the Politics of Hanoverian England. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994.

*Carey, Brycchan.  British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760-1807.  Houndsmills, Hampshire and New York, N. Y.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

*Carey, Brycchan and Geoffrey Plank, eds.  Quakers and Abolition. Urbana and Springfield: University Illinois Press, 2014 [electronic edition].

*Carnochan, W. B. Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1987.

*Carr, Wendell Robert. "James Mill's Politics Reconsidered: Parliamentary Reform and the Triumph of Truth." Historical Journal 14 (1971): 553-579. 

Chadwick, Owen. The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975.

________. From Bossuet to Newman. 2nd ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Champion, J. A. I. The Pillars of Priestcraft Shaken: The Church of England and Its Enemies, 1660-1730. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

*Christie, Ian R. Wars and Revolutions: Britain, 1760-1815. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Christie (pp. 38-39) acknowledges the growth of Dissent and mission work during the late eighteenth century.

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Clark, J. C. D. English Society, 1688-1832: Ideology, Social Structure and Political Practice during the Ancien Regime. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

*____________. Revolution and Rebellion: State and Society in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

*____________. English Society 1660-1832: Religion, Ideology and Politics during the Ancien Regime. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

*___________ and Howard Erskine-Hill, eds. The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

*Clarkson, Thomas.  An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African.  Translated from a Latin Dissertation, which Was Honoured with the First Prize in the University of Cambridge, for the Year 1785, with Additions.  Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne, No. 108, Grafton-Street, And W. Porter, No. 12, Skinner-Row, 1786.

*Cleland, Henry. Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable, William Pitt, Late First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer, &c. &c. Comprehending a History of Public Affairs during his Administration; and a Concise Summary of the Brilliant Speeches Made in Parliament, by this Distinguished Orator, on the Most Important Occasions; Interspersed with Biographical Notices of his Principal Political Contemporaries. By Henry Cleland, Esq. Illustrated with Portraits. [London]: AlLbion Press, Printed for James Cundee, Ivy Lane, Paternoster-Row, 1807.

*Clifford, James. Young Sam Johnson. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955.

Two of Johnson's schoolmasters were also shoemakers (p. 44).  Johnson's career as a schoolmaster was apparently as troubled as Carey's (pp. 160-161).  Johnson's friend George Psalmanzar passed himself off as a Formosan and was invited to spend time at Christ Church, Oxford, where he would teach his pretended Formosan language to gentlemen who would then go to convert Formosans to Christianity (p. 239).

--Myron C. Noonkester

*____________. Dictionary Johnson: Samuel Johnson's Middle Years. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979.

Clifford reports "stories" that Samuel Johnson had intended to go to India, but finds them without foundation (p. 182).  In 1759, Johnson condemned the conduct of colonial expansion as unjustifiable. 

Johnson seems to have acknowledged that "affairs in Bengal" was a subject about which he did not know a great deal (p. 203).

"The first propagators of Christianity recommended their doctrines by their sufferings and virtues; they entered no defenseless territories with swords in their hands; they built no forts upon ground to which they had no right nor polluted the purity of religion with the avarice of trade or the insolence of power."

"What may still raise higher the indignation of a Christian mind, this purpose of propagating truth appears never to have been seriously pursued by any European nation; no means whether lawful or unlawful have been practiced with diligence and perseverance for the conversion of savages.  When a fort is built and a factory established, there remains no other care than to grow rich.  It is soon found that ignorance is most easily kept in subjection, and that by enlightening the mind with truth, fraud and usurpation would be made less practicable and less secure. (p. 225)"

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Clinton, D. J., ed.  a History of the Kettering Parish Church.  Kettering Civic Society, 1977.

*Cocks, [Sir] Richard [Bt.]. The Church of England Secur'd; The Toleration-Act Enervated; and the Dissenters Ruin'd and Undone. The Second Edition. London: Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1722.

*Coleman, Thomas.  Memorials of The Independent Churches in Northamptonshire with Biographical Notices of Their Pastors and Some Account of the Puritan Ministers Who Laboured in the County.  London: John Snow, 35, Paternoster Row, 1853.

*Collection of the Public General Statutes, Passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third: Being the Fifth Session of the Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1817. 

*Colley, Linda. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1992.

*Committee of Association of the County of York. A Second Address from the Committee of Association of the County of York, to the Electors of the Counties, Cities and Boroughs within the Kingdom of Great Britain. To which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Resolutions of that Committee, at their Meeting Held on the 17th of October, 1781, Form of the Petition Agree to at the Meeting of the County of York, Held on the 30th of December, 1779, and Shortly Afterwards Presented to Parliament.  Form of Association Agreed to at the Meeting of the County of York, Held the 28th of March, 1780. Also, a State of the Associating Counties, &c. and the Objects of their Respective Associations. The Second Edition. York: Printed by W. Blanchard and Co. and Sold by Mr. Stockdale, Piccadilly; Mr. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; Mr. Faulder, New-Bond-Street; and Mr. Payne, Mews-Gate, near Charing-Cross, London, [1781].

*Committee of Secrecy. First Report of the Committee of Secrecy. Ordered to be Printed 17th May 1794. London: Printed for J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1794.

*__________________. The Second Report from the Committee of Secrecy of the House of Commons. To Whom the Several Papers Referred to in His Majesty's Message on the 12th Day of May 1794, and which were Presented (Sealed Up) to the House, by Mr. Secretary Dundas, upon the 12th and 13th Days of the said Month, by His Majesty's Command, were Referred; to which is Added the First and Second Reports of the Secret Committee of the House of Lords; with an Appendix [A-F]. London; Printed for J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1794. 

Appendices C and D refer to activities in Leicester in 1792.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*__________________. Supplement to the Second Report from the Committee of Secrecy, To Whom the Several Papers Referred to in His Majesty's Message on the 12th Day of May 1794, and which were Presented (Sealed Up) to the House, by Mr. Secretary Dundas, upon the 12th and 13th Days of the said Month, by His Majesty's Command, were Referred; and Who were Directed to Examine the Matters Thereof, and report the Same, as They Should Appear to Them, to the House; with an Appendix. Ordered to be Printed the 16th of June, 1794. London: Printed for J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1794.

Corfield, P. J. The Impact of English Towns, 1700-1800. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Cowherd, Ryamond. Protestant Dissenters in English Politics, 1815-1834. Philadelphia:  , 1942.

Cowling, Maurice. Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England. Volume III. Accommodations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

In a chapter entitled "The reanimation of Protestantism II," Cowling notes (p. 67) that Sir Alfred Comyns Lyall (1835-1911) thought that the "missionary lobby" was partly responsible for the Sepoy Mutiny.  Cowling suggests that Rammohun Roy "was of historic importance" (p. 72) for Max Muller's understanding of the relationship between Vedism and Christianity.  In Cowling's account T. R. Glover, who was a Baptist and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge in the early twentieth century, is singled out (favorably) for arguing that "modern knowledge and criticism" should undergo a "'verification'" to "reverse Christianity's 'lack-lustre' performance and parallel the missionary movement in India by restoring a Christian civilization in England (p. 681)".

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Craddock, Patricia. Young Edward Gibbon: Gentleman of Letters. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.

*Crosbie, Barbara.  Age Relations and Cultural Change in Eighteenth-Century England.  In Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History.  Edited by Tim Harris, Stephen Taylor and Andy Wood.  Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, N. Y.: The Boydell Press, 2020.

Dalton, Michael. The Countrey Justice. London:    , 1727.

References to the poor (216), printers (260), schoolmasters (319), and counterfeiting (513) are relevant to Carey's career.

--Myron C. Noonkester

Davie, Donald. "Enlightenment and Christian Dissent" in Dissentient Voice: The Ward-Philips Lectures for 1980 and Some Related Pieces. South Bend, Indiana: Notre Dame University Press, 1982.

*Davies, C. S. L. C.S. L. Davies, "The Pilgrimage of Grace Reconsidered," Past and Present 41 (1968): 71.

"Captain Cobbler" participated in the Pilgrimage of Grace.  He was a Louth shoemaker who claimed that a gold re-coinage would take place and that church plate would be confiscated.

--Myron C. Noonkester

Derry, J. W. British Politics in the Age of Pitt. London: Macmillan, 1993.

__________. Politics in the Age of Fox, Pitt, and Liverpool. London: Palgrave, 2001.

*Dickens, A. G. Lollards and Protestants in the Diocese of York, 1509-1558. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1959; reprinted, London: Hambledon Press, 1982. 

*Dickinson, H. T. Britain and the American Revolution. London: Longman, 1998.

____________. British Radicalism and the French Revolution, 1789-1815. Oxford: Blackwell, 1985.

*Dobree, Bonamy. English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century 1700-1740. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959.

*[Erskine, Thomas] A Freeholder. To the Independent Freeholders of the County of Surr[e]y. [London: s. n. , 1780].

*Ferch, David L.  "'Good Books are a Very Great Mercy to the World': Persecution, Private Libraries, and thePrinted Word in the Early Development of the Dissenting Academies, 1663-1730."  The Journal of Library History, 21/2 (Spring, 1986):350-361 [electronic edition].

*Foard. Glenn. Colonel John Pickering's Regiment of Foot, 1644-1645. Whitstable and Walsall: Pryor Publications, 1994.

*Francis, Keith A. and William Gibson, eds. Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

*Francis Philip. Letter from Sir Philip Francis, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, to Earl Grey. London: Printed for James Ridgway, Piccadilly, 1814.

*French, Charles Wallace, ed.  Macaulay's Essay on Addison.  New York and London: Macmillan, 1905.

Gardiner, S. R. An Easy History of England. Second Course. Dealing More Especially with Political History for Standards VI. and VII. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1888.

Gardiner associates Henry Havelock's relief of Lucknow during the India Mutiny in 1857 with Cromwell's exploits two centuries before.  "At last Havelock-- who had taught his men to pray as the Puritan soldiers did in the time of Cromwell-- joined Outram, another soldier,  in bringing help. (208)" 

--Myron C. Noonkester

Gascoigne, John. Cambridge in the Age of Enlightenment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

*Gaskill, Malcolm. Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 

*"Gifford's Life of the Rt. Hon. W. Pitt.The Quarterly Review IV/VII (August 1810):207-71.

A review of John Gifford, A History of the Political Life of the Right Honorable William Pitt; including some Account of the Times to which he lived.  3 vols.  London: Cadell and Davies, 1809.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Gould, J. Northamptonshire. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications, 1988.

*Grant, Charles.  "Observations On the State of Society among the Asiatic Subjects of Great Britain, particularly with respect to Morals; and on the means of improving it.--Written chiefly in the Year 1792."  Ordered by The House of Commons to be printed, 15 June 1813."

*Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Secrecy. First Report from the Committee of Secrecy. Ordered to be Printed 17th May 1794. London: Printed for J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1794.

Greenall, R. L. "The Rise of Industrial Kettering." Northamptonshire Past and Present. 5, no. 3. 1975. pp. 253-265. 

____________. A History of Northamptonshire. London: Phillimore, 1979.

*Gregory, Jeremy and Jeffery S. Chamberlain. The National Church in Local Perspective[:] The Church of England and the Regions, 1660-1800. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2003.

*Haakonssen, Knud. Enlightenment and Religion: Rational Dissent in Eighteenth Century Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Hamburger, Joseph. "James Mill on Universal Suffrage and the Middle Class." Journal of Politics 24 (1962): 167-190.

______________. James Mill and the Art of Revolution. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963.

*Hartshorne, Charles Henry. An Endeavour to Classify the Sepulchral Remains in Northamptonshire, or, A Discourse on Funeral Monuments in that County, Delivered before the Members of the Religious and Useful Knowledge Society, at Northampton. By the Rev. Charles Henry Hartshorne, M. A.[,] F. S. A. Cambridge: Printed at the Pitt Press, Published by J. & J. J. Deighton; and by John W. Parker, London, 1840. 

*Hatley, Victor A. Northamptonshire Militia Lists 1777. The Publications of the Northamptonshire Record Society. 25, for 1972. Kettering, Northamptonshire: Printed for the Northamptonshire Record Society by Dalkeith Press Limited, 1973.

*Henreckson, David P.  The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought.  In Law and Christianity.  Edited by John Witte, Jr., et al.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Hilton, Boyd. The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Political Thought, 1785-1865. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.

*Hinde, Wendy. George Canning. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973.

Hindmarsh, Bruce. "The Olney Autobiographers: Evangelical Conversion Narratives in the Mid-Eighteenth Century." Journal of Ecclesiastical History 49 (1998): 61-84. 

*"History of Dissenters, &c."  The Quarterly Review X/XIX (October 1813): 90-139.

A review of the following ten books:

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Houlding, J. A. Fit for Service: The Training of the British Army 1715-1795. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981.

*C. Silvester Horne. A Popular History of the Free Churches. 3rd ed. London: James Clarke and Co., 1903.

Hume, David. The History of Great Britain. 1754, 1757.

___________. The History of England under the House of Tudor. 1759, 1763.

*Hutton, Ronald. The British Republic 1649-1660. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Hutton notes that Particular Baptists, who looked to London for guidance, had formed regional "groupings" by 1653 in the West, South and East Midlands, South Wales and Northumberland.  General Baptists were usually found in "the Fens, Chilterns, and Weald of Kent" (p. 30). General and Particular Baptists combined had 54 congregations in 1644.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Ingram Robert G., Jason Peacey, Alex W. Barker, eds.  Freedom of Speech, 1500-1850.  In Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain.  Edited by Alastair Bellany et al.  Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020.

*Jacob, W. M. The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

*Jago, Judith. Aspects of the Georgian Church: Visitation Studies of the Diocese of York, 1761-1776. Madison, Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London, Associated University Presses, 1997.

*James, Felicity and Ian Inkster, eds.  Religious Dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld Circle, 1740-1860.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

*[Jebb, John]. A Letter to Sir Robert Bernard, Bart. Chairman of the Huntingdonshire Committee. [London?]: s. n., [1781].

Jennings, Louis J., ed. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker. 2 vols. New York:   , 1884.

*[Jervis, Thomas]. A Speech, Intended to Have Been Spoken at a General Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Leeds, to Take into Consideration the Propriety of Presenting a Petition to Parliament, in Support of the Constitution of this Kingdom as by Law Established, Convened by the Mayor, and Held by Adjournment from the Moot-Hall, at the Parish Church, on Friday, the xxiid. of January, 1813. Leeds : Printed by Edward Baines, for Johnson and Ridgway, London; and Robinson and Son, and Heaton, Leeds, 1813.

*Kearney, Hugh F. The British Isles: A History of Four Nations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

*Kennett, White.  A Sermon Preach'd before the Honourable House of Commons, At St. Margaret's Westminster, On Wednesday, January XXX, 1705/6.  Being the Anniversary Day of Fasting and Humiliation, for the Horrid and Execrable Murder of King Charles the First.  London: Printed by H. Hills,  in Black-fryars, 1708.

Kidd, Colin. British Identities Before Nationalism: Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Atlantic World 1600-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

*King, Edmund. A Northamptonshire Miscellany. The Publications of the Northamptonshire Record Society. 32, for 1982. Northampton: Northamptonshire Record Society, 1983.

*Lake, Peter. Moderate Puritans and the Elizabethan Church. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

*Lake, Peter with Michael Questier. The Antichrist's Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

*Langford, Paul.  A Polite and Commercial People: England 1727-1783. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989.

____________. Public Life and Propertied Englishmen, 1689-1798. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.

____________. Eighteenth Century Britain [originally published in the Oxford Illustrated History of Britain]. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

____________. Englishness Identified: Manners and Character, 1650-1850. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

*[Lansdowne, George Granville, Baron]. Lord Lansdown's Speech Against the Occasional Conformity Bill. December the 19th 1718. [London?: s. n. [1718].

*Layng, Mr. [Henry].  Several Pieces in Prose and Verse.  London: Printed for J. Brindley, Bookseller to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in New-Bond-Street, 1748.

First and only edition. Henry Layng (b. 1697/8) has a small but significant place in literary history.  Layng was educated at Oxford, matriculating at Balliol, 1715.  As early as 1726, not long after graduating, he was appointed Rector of Paulerspury, Northants, a living in the gift of Lord Bathurst, Alexander Pope's friend and patron.  Likely through this association, Layng came to contribute to Pope's translation of the Odyssey (the first 156 lines of book X, and the first 320 lines of book XV).

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Leake, Stephen Martin. An Historical Account of English Money. London:    , 1793.

*"Life and Writings of Dr. Parr.The Quarterly Review XXXIX/LXXVIII.

A review of John Johnstone, The Works of Samuel Parr, LL.D., Prebendary of St. Paul's, Curate of Hatton, &c.; with Memoirs of his Life and Writings, and a Selection from his Correspondence.  8 vols.  London, 1828.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Loades, David, ed. Reader's Guide to British History. 2 vols. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.

*Locke, John. Writings on Religion, ed. Victor Nuovo. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001.

According to Nuovo, Locke thought that Deists "offended by the moral repugnance of Calvinism, especially its idea of God, would be drawn to the plainness and simplicity of the law of faith" (p. xlviii).  Locke also opined that he could not see of what use the doctrine of election and perseverance could be "unlesse it be to lead men into praesumption and neglect of their dutys" (p. 320).

--Myron C. Noonkester  

Lyon, Eileen Groth. Politicians in the Pulpit: Christian Radicalism from the Fall of the Bastille to the Disintegration of Chartism. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999.

Macaulay, Catherine. History of England.

*Macaulay, Thomas B.  Milton.  New York and Boston: H. M. Caldwell Co., 1900.

*Macaulay, T. B. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. C. H. Firth, ed. New York: AMS Press, 1968.

Macaulay notes that Jesuit missionaries "wandered to countries which neither mercantile avidity nor liberal curiosity had impelled any stranger to explore."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Madge, Sidney.  Moulton Church and Its Bells.  With a Complete Summary of the Bells in the Several Parishes of Northamptonshire; Also, A Comprehensive Bibliography on 'Bells.'   London: Elliot Stock, 1895 [electronic edition].

*Madge, Sidney J., ed.  The Registers of Moulton, Northamptonshire.  Issued by the Parish Register Society. (XLVII).  London: Privately Printed for the Parish Register Society, 1902 [electronic ed.].

*Mankin, Robert, ed. with Patricia Craddock. Edward Gibbon Essai sur l'Etude la Litterature : A Critical Edition. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010.

*Martin, Peter. A Life of James Boswell. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Martin includes an extensive discussion of melancholia as it affected Boswell and Johnson (pp. 13-20).

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Marshall, Dorothy.  English People in the Eighteenth Century.  London and Harlow: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1956.  Reprint ed., 1969.

McKendrick, Neil, John Brewer, J. H. Plumb, eds. The Birth of a Consumer Society: The Commercialization of Eighteenth-century England. London: Europa Publications, 1982.

McLachlan, H. English Education under the Test Acts: Being the History of the Non-Conformist Academies 1662-1820. Manchester:    , 1931.

*McNair, Arnold. Dr Johnson and the Law. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1948.

This volume mentions (p. 36) that Samuel Johnson owned "'A code of Gentoo laws 1776.'"

--Myron C. Noonkester  

*Melville, Lewis. Society at Tunbridge Wells in the Eighteenth Century-- and After. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912.

*Merriman, Michael and Robert Eady.  Moulton Memories: The Story of a Northamptonshire Village in Words and Pictures.  Northampton: Star Print, 1985.

*Midgley, Graham. University Life in Eighteenth-Century Oxford. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.

Millar, John. A Historical View of the English Government. 4 vols. 4th ed. London:   , 1818.

*Money, John. Experience and Identity: Birmingham and the West Midlands, 1760-1800. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1977.

*Morton, John.  The Natural History of Northampton-shire; With Some Accounts of the Antiquities.  To which is Annex'd A Transcript of DOOMSDAY-BOOK so far as it relates to That COUNTY.  London: Printed for R. Knaplock at the Bishop's-Head, and R. Wilkin at the King's Head, in St. Paul's Church-Yard.  MDCCXII. [1712].

This beautifully printed folio book of 600+ pp. came from the successive libraries of John Spencer, Esq., J. C. Thackray, Chiswick, and A. D. Morris.  A detailed map of Northamptonshire is included along with numerous engravings throughout that accompany the many natural topics discussed.  The Doomsday Book section included appears in Latin.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Newcomer, Alphonso G.  Macaulay's Essays on Addison and Johnson.  In The Lake English Classics.  Chicago: Scott, Foresman & Co., 1903.

Newman, Gerald. The Rise of English Nationalism: A Cultural History, 1740-1830. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987.

*Newman, P. R. Atlas of the English Civil War. London and New York: Routledge, 1985.

"Map 3: Prelude to Edgehill" (p. 21) notes that on September 14, 1642 the parliamentary army under the earl of Essex mustered in Northampton "(an ideal place for securing footwear for the men)."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Neal, Daniel.  The History of the Puritans; or, Protestant Nonconformists; from The Reformation in 1517, to the Revolution of 1688; Comprising An Account of their Principles; Their Attempts for a Farther Reformation in the Church, Their Sufferings and the Lives and Characters of Their Most Considerable Divines.  A New Edition in Three Volumes Reprinted from The Text of Dr. Toulmin's Edition; with His Life of the Author and Account of His Writings.  Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged.  Vols. 1, 2, 3.  London: Printed for Thomas Tegg and Son; Glasgow: R. Griffin and Co., Dublin: T. T. and H. Tegg; Sydney and Hobart Town: J. and S. A. Tegg, 1837.

*Norbrook, David. Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660. Cambridge, 1999.

Norbrook notes (p. 39) that it was "possible to forge an alliance between millennial and Harringtonian republicanism, between religious and civil liberty."  On p. 56, he cites an anti-Duke of Buckingham poem from the 1620's that states "Coblers their latchets ought not to transcend."

--Myron C. Noonkester

Norman, E. R. Church and Society in England 1770-1970: A Historical Study. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976.

*Northamptonshire Notes & Queries, A Quarterly Journal Devoted to The Antiquities, Family History, Traditions, Parochial Records, Folk-lore, Quaint Customs, & c., of the County.  With Illustrations.  Edited by W. D. Sweeting, Christopher A. Markham, and John Taylor.  Vols. 1-6.  Northampton: The Dryden Press, Taylor & Son, 9 College Street, 1886-1896.

*Northamptonshire Past & Present.  Vols. I-III.  Northampton: The Northamptonshire Record Society, 1948-1966.

*O'Gorman, Frank. The Long Eighteenth Century: British Political and Social History, 1688-1832. London: Hodder Arnold, 1997, reprinted 2006.

*Paine, Thomas. Dissertation on First-principles of Government. Paris : Printed at the English press, Third Year of the French Republic [1795].

*Paley, William.  The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy.  2 vols.  Seventh edition, corrected.  London: J. Davis, 1790.

*Papers Relating to the County of Northampton

The following six entries are bound together.

*Elliot, H. L.  The Parish Registers of Northampton.  A Paper Read before the Committee for Local Antiquities of the Architectural Society of the Archdeaconry of Northampton, on the 7th July, 1862. 

 *Philip Doddridge, D.D.  Biographical series, No. 1027.  London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.].

 *The Rev. Andrew Fuller.  Biographical series, No. 1010.  London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.].

 *Renewal of the Covenant, and Rules of the Church of Christ, of the Particular Baptist Denomination Meeting at Weston by Weedon, Northamptonshire.  Towcester: Rodhouse, Printer [n.d.].

 *Thicknesse, Francis Henry.  “The Offertory in a Free and Open Church, The Church’s Duty to Large Towns, &c, &c, &c.”  A Charge Delivered to the Clergy and Churchwardens of the Archdeaconry of Northampton.  At His Fourth Visitation at Towcester, Northampton, Weedon, Rothwell, and Brixworth, Mary 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 1880.  Northampton: Butterfield and Son, Herald Printing Works, 1880.

 *Sternberg, Thomas.  The Dialect and Folk-Lore of Northamptonshire.  London: John Russell Smith, 4, Old Compton St., Soho; Northampton: Abel and Sons; G. N. Wetton; Oundle: R. Todd.—Brackley: A . Green, 1851.

*Paston, George. Side-Lights on the Georgian Period. London: Methuen and Co., 1902.

*Patterson, A. Temple.  Radical Leicester: A History of Leicester: 1780-1850.  Leicester: University College, 1954.

*Pevsner, Nikolaus.  Northamptonshire.  In The Buildings of England.  London: Penguin Books, 1961.

Written by a former historian of art at Birkbeck College, University of London, this book of 510 pages is a comprehensive and detailed examination of the architecture and history of Northamptonshire's churches, public buildings, and other constructs.  Major towns, remote villages, and photographs of important sites are included.  Of help also is the appended architectural glossary.  Sites related to William Carey such as Paulerspury, Moulton, and Kettering receive attention.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr. 

*Pitt, William. The Speeches of the Right Honourable William Pitt, in the House of Commons. In Four Volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster-Row; J. Hatchard, Piccadilly; and Blacks and Parry, Leadenhall-Street, 1806.

Porter, Roy.  English Society in the Eighteenth Century. Revised ed., London: Penguin, 1990.

*Pullan, Leighton. Religion since the Reformation. Eight Lectures Preached before the University of Oxford in the Year 1922 on the Foundation of the Rev. John Bampton, M. A., Canon of Salisbury. By Leighton Pullan, D. D. Fellow and Tutor of St. John Baptist's College, Oxford. Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1923.

*Pulteney, William. Considerations on the Present State of Public Affairs and the Means of Raising the Necessary Supplies. By William Pulteney, Esq. London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pallmall; and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1779. 

*Quarter Sessions Records of the County of Northampton, Files for 6 Charles I and Commonwealth (A.D. 163, 1657, 1657-8).  Edited by Joan Wake with an Introduction by S. A. Peyton.  Hereford: Printed for the Northamptonshire Record Society by The Hereford Times Ltd., Mayford Street, Hereford, 1924.

*Randolph, John and James Stephen. The Speech of the Hon. J. Randolph : Representative for the State of Virginia, in the General Congress of America, on a Motion for the Non-importation of British Merchandize, Pending the Present Disputes between Great Britain and America ; with an Introduction, by the Author of "War in Disguise." London : Reprinted for J. Butterworth and J. Hatchard, 1806.

Reed, Joseph W. and Frederick A. Pottle, eds. Boswell Laird of Auchinleck, 1778-1782. The Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswell New York: Harper and Row, 1977.

Transcribing British Library, Egerton MS. 3700B, this volume contains Charlotte Ann Burney's report of James Boswell's bon mot on widow burning.  "'Ay,' replied Mr. Boswell, 'then, Miss Burney, you would not like to be a flaming beauty in India, I fancy.'"

--Myron C. Noonkester

Robbins, Keith. Nineteenth-century Britain: Integration and Diversity. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.

*Rogers, Pat, ed. An Outline of English Literature. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998

In the first version of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress Christian left his wife and child behind on his journey.  In the second version they joined him (p. 194).

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Sack, James J. From Jacobite to Conservative. Reaction and Orthodoxy in Britain, c. 1760-1832. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

*Sheehan, Jonathan. "Enlightenment, Religion, and the Enigma of Secularization: A Review Essay." American Historical Review 108: 4 (2003): 1061-1080. 

*Sheils, W. J.  The Puritans in the Diocese of Peterborough 1558-1610.  Northampton: Northamptonshire Record Society, 1979.

*Simmons, J.  "Three Midland Towns: Northampton, Leicester, Nottingham." Northamptonshire Past and Present 1963 III/4 (1963): 136-140.

*Smith, M. J.  "The Radical Journalists of the Midlands in the Early 1790s."  Midland History 46/1 (January 2021):65-81 [electronic edition].

*Steane, John.  The Northamptonshire Landscape: Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough.  In The Making of the English Landscape.  Edited by W. S. Hoskins.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974.

*Stone, Lawrence, and Jeanne C. Fawtier Stone. An Open Elite? England 1540-1880. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.

*Taylor, A. J. P. The Troublemakers: Dissent over Foreign Policy 1792-1939. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1958.

Taylor (p. 32) refers to Warren Hastings as a "notorious plunderer."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Taylor, W. Cooke. The National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages, Chiefly of the Nineteenth Century. Vol. III. London: Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel Street, St. Martin's-Le-Grand; 11, Post-Office Place, Liverpool; 93, Piccadilly, Manchester, [1846].

This volume includes an engraving of William Carey and His Brahmin Pundit, pp. 66-67.  The portrait was published by Fisher, Son & Co., London & Paris.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*The Dawn of the Day.  New Series.  A Monthly Illustrated Magazine.  Nos. 217-252.   January-December, 1896; January-December, 1897, January-December, 1898.

Monthly magazines for the churches and schools in Northamptonshire including church news, theological reflections, devotions, romances, numerous line drawings, etc., in Milton, Stoke Bruerne and Shutlanger; Rothersthorpe; Paulerspury; Hartwell; Grafton Regis; Roade; and Ashton.  Many pages give breakdowns of all the parishes with details of Marriages, Baptisms, Burials, Hymns, Mothers Union, Entertainment, Prize Giving, Church Repairs, and Expenditure costs.  This work provides a key glimpse into Victorian social and cultural events in Northamptonshire, 1896-1898.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*The Graphic: An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.  Vol. 13.  January to June, 1876.  London: Office Strand, 1876.

*The Monthly Review.  Vol. IX.  London.  November 1792.  Pp. 241-360.

This pamphlet contains an article on the East India Company's sugar trade.

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*The Saturday Magazine.  Vol. II, No. 46.  (March 23, 1833):108-112.  Title Page    Page 108    Page 109

This magazine contains an obituary on Bishop Reginald Heber, Anglican colleague of Serampore Mission.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*The New Annual Register, or General Repository of History, Politics, and Literature For the Year 1785.  A Short Review of the State of Knowledge, Literature, and Taste, in this Country, from the Accession of Henry the Fourth, to the Accession of Henry the Seventh.  London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1786.

*The Visitor, or Monthly Instructor, for 1837.  London: The Religious Tract Society, 1837.

*Thomas, P. D. G. The House of Commons in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971.

*Thomas, William. "James Mill's Politics: 'The Essay on Government' and the Movement for Reform." Historical Journal 12 (1969): 249-284.

*Thompson, Anne.  Parish Clergy Wives in Elizabethan England.  In St Andrews Studies in Reformation History.  Edited by Bridget Head, et al.  Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019.

*Thompson, E. P. The Making of the English Working Class. New York: Vintage Books, 1966.

Thompson (p. 35) notes that Particular Baptists began to consider evangelization after the issuance of their "circular letter" in 1770.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Trial of William Winterbotham, Assistant Preacher at How's Lane Meeting, Plymouth Before the Hon Baron Perryn, and a Special Jury, at Exeter; On the 25th of July, 1793 for Seditious Words Charged to Have Been Uttered in Two Sermons Preached on the 5th. and the 18th. of November, 1792. Third Edition. London; Printed for William Winterbotham. Sold by J. Ridgway, York-Street, St. James's-Square; H. D. Symonds, Paternoster-row; D. I. Eaton, Newgate-street; B. Crosby, Stationers-court; D. Holt, Newark; R. Phillips, Leicester; J. Campbell, Burton-street, Bath; and W. Page, Cambridge, 1794.

*Virgin, Peter. The Church in an Age of Negligence: Ecclesiastical Structure and Problems of Church Reform, 1700-1840. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 1989.

*Walsh, Ashley.  Civil Religion and the Enlightenment in England, 1707-1800.  In Studies in Modern British Religious History.  Gen. ed. Stephen Taylor, Arthur Burns, and Kenneth Fincham.  Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, N. Y.: The Boydell Press, 2020.

Waterman, A. M. C. Revolution, Economics and Religion: Christian Political Economy, 1798-1833 (Cambridge, 1991).

*Watts, Michael R.  The Dissenters. I.  From the Reformation to the French Revolution.  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978.

*________.  The Dissenters. II.  The Expansion of Evangelical Nonconformity 1791-1859.  Oxford Clarendon Press, 1995.

*Webb, Peter Gorham.  Portrait of Northamptonshire.  London: Robert Hale, 1977.

Webb's narrative (202 pp.) is an introductory treatment of the geographical, historical, and sociological development of Northamptonshire.  Of special interest, the book contains forty-eight illustrative plates of key historical sites in Northamptonshire.  Webb summarizes Carey's life in saying, "Only a few of his Northamptonshire countrymen would recognize the name today; but Carey himself would surely hold that a preacher's life is his best monument" (p. 132).

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Whellan, W. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Northamptonshire. London: Whittaker, 1849.

*Whitehouse, Tessa.  The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent, 1720-1800.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

*Wilberforce, William.   A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes on This Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.  Dublin: Printed by Robert Dapper for B. Dugdale, No. 6, Dame-Street, 1797. 

"This edition, the first edition printed on Irish soil, was preceded by two London editions.  This copy includes nine unpaginated leaves consisting of an index and advertisements called for but not always present. The work appeared in eighteen English editions before 1830 and was translated into French and Spanish in the same period which is a testament to its enduring popularity" in The Slave Trade: 1690-1880, Catalogue 1496 (London: Maggs Bros., Ltd., 2018), p. 28. 

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*________.   A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes, Contrasted with Real Christianity.  From a late London edition.  New York: American Tract Society, n.d. [1830, 1839].

*Williams, Garry J.  "Was Evangelicalism Created by the Enlightenment?"  Tyndale Bulletin 53/2 (2002): 283-312 [electronic edition].

*Woodward, E. L. The Age of Reform 1815-1870. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1938.

Woodward notes that although "official encouragement was given primarily to the diffusion of western knowledge, the presence of Englishmen in India had many indirect effects upon the development of a purely Indian culture... The missionaries introduced printing in the vernacular; William Carey (1761-1834), Baptist missionary, scholar, and professor at Fort William, composed dictionaries of Bengali and other languages and wrote five Indian grammars (390-1, n. 4)."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Wraxall, N. William. Historical Memoirs of My Own Time. Part the First, from 1772 to 1780. Part the Second, from 1781 to 1784. By Sir N. William Wraxall, Bart. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1815.

*Wright, Susan W., ed. Parish, Church and People: Local Studies in Lay Religion 1350-1750. London: Hutchinson, 1988.

*Young, B. W. Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.

*Zionkowski, Linda and Cynthia Klekar. The Culture of the Gift in Eighteenth-Century England. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009.

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