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Collection Level Description: Two Volumes of Theological and Historical Collections in Defence of Roman Catholicism, Written by Thomas Jollet (pseudonym)

Reference: MSS. Eng. th. b. 1-2
Title: Two Volumes of Theological and Historical Collections in Defence of Roman Catholicism, Written by Thomas Jollet (pseudonym)
Dates of Creation: [c. 1605-8]
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Jollet (pseudonym) was a Catholic convert, and a layman with Northamptonshire connections.

Scope and Content

Two volumes of theological and historical collections in defence of Roman Catholicism, written by Thomas Jollet. The collections consist of glosses on verses of the New Testament by Jollet, extracts from theological works of all periods, and accounts of contemporary events concerning recusants, arranged alphabetically under 93 headings called books.

The second volume provides an account of the executions of Mark Barkworth, Roger Filcock and Anne Line, 1601; together with a list of English martyrs in chronological order and a list of persecuted English Catholics. It also includes papers relating to the imprisonment of Sir Thomas Tresham; and a copy of a treatise by, and letters of, Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library, Hofmann and Freeman, cat. 21 (1968), 70.

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Finding Aids

Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 46532-3.

Access Points

Catholics | England

Barkworth | Mark | d. 1601 | Benedictine monk and English martyr

Filcock | Roger | d. 1601 | English martyr

Gardiner | Stephen | ?1483-1555 | Bishop of Winchester

Jollet | Thomas | fl 1605-1608

Line | Anne | d. 1601 | Saint and English martyr

Tresham | Sir | Thomas | d. 1559 | English martyr

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