Biography of Hugh Latimer by Rebecca & Alexander Carlyle

Rebecca Monteith Carlyle [1862-1941] & Alexander James Carlyle [1861-1943], Hugh Latimer

A brief biography of the English reformer Hugh Latimer [c. 1487 – 16 October 1555]. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain book for digitisation.

Rebecca Monteith Carlyle [1862-1941] & Alexander James Carlyle [1861-1943], Hugh Latimer. London: Methuen & Co., 1899. Hbk. pp.177. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Life of Latimer
  • Index


It is difficult to write a life of any of the more important personages of the English Reformation; it is difficult to write without prejudice, and the documents of the last part of the reign of Henry VIII. and of the reign of Edward VI. have not yet been calendared. We have endeavoured to give a brief account of Latimer’s life and doings, without attempting to deal in detail with the great critical and controversial questions of the time; some will, no doubt, think this improper, but we should like to point out that Latimer’s position in English History is not of the kind to make a life 0£ him a convenient starting-point for a discussion of the complicated circumstances of those times.

We have to express our obligations to Canon Dixon’s History of the Church of England in the Time of the Reformation, especially for the reign of Edward VI. and Queen Mary…

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