(1629-1664?) was an English royalist
He was a
Student of Christ
Church, Oxford, but deprived by Parliament.
He went into
exile with the future Charles II
. On the Restoration
of 1660 he was prevented
from returning to his Christ Church studentship by his status as a
married man, and he became a professional author.
His Chronicle of the Late Intestine Warr
, published in
1661 and dedicated to General Monck
was an early version of the events of the English Revolution
, both strongly
partisan and highly popular. It took aim at John Milton
and Marchamont Nedham
, among other
Parliamentarians, and depicted the course of events as a cyclical
change, returning to the status quo. It was used by Thomas Hobbes
as a basic source for his
He was the first biographer of Oliver
, earning himself the name “Carrion” Heath for his
, in a 2003 article Rewriting Cromwell: a case of
, describes it as "scurrilous, mendacious,
malicious"; but he commends the historical value of some additions
made by an anonymous editor to the third edition, prepared after
He wrote also elegies for Thomas
and the royalist bishops John
- Dictionary of National Biography; :s:Page:Dictionary
of National Biography volume 25.djvu/346.
- Barbara Lewalski, Life of John
Milton (2003), note 68 p. 672.
- Paul Anthony Rahe, Machiavelli's Liberal Republican
Legacy (2006), p. 9.
- Michael McKeon, The Origins of the English Novel
1600-1740 (2002), p. 230.
- R. W. Serjeantson, Hobbes and the Universities, p. 135
in Conal Condren, Stephen Gaukroger, Ian Hunter (editors),
The Philosopher in Early Modern Europe: The Nature of a
Contested Identity (2006); PDF.
Carlyle, Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: With
Elucidations (1861), p. 34.