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The life of John Rastrick, 1650-1727 /
edited by Andrew Cambers.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 2010.
description
x, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1107007704 (hbk.), 9781107007703 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 2010.
isbn
1107007704 (hbk.)
9781107007703 (hbk.)
general note
Contains text of Rastrick's ms. autobiography "A narrative; or an historicall account of the most materiall passages in the life of John Rastrick" (Huntington Library MS HM 6131).
catalogue key
7641040
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Andrew Cambers has taught at the Universities of Oxford, Exeter, and Lancaster. He is the author of Godly Reading: print, manuscript and puritanism in England, 1580-1720 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2011) and has written articles in The Historical Journal, The Journal of British Studies, and Past Present.
Summaries
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This volume provides an edition of the manuscript autobiography of John Rastrick, a clergyman who left the Church of England in 1687 to become minister to a succession of nonconformist congregations. Rastrick provides a distinctly individual account of the religion, politics and culture of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Main Description
The Life of John Rastrick, 1650-1727
Main Description
This volume makes available in print for the first time an edition of the manuscript autobiography of John Rastrick, a Lincolnshire clergyman known chiefly for leaving the Church of England at the late date of 1687 to become minister to a succession of nonconformist congregations in Spalding, Rotherham and King's Lynn. Despite his relative obscurity, Rastrick's engaging and entertaining autobiography illuminates many of the central issues in the religion and politics of the half-century after the Restoration, offering a uniquely personal perspective upon both national and local events. Rastrick provides a distinctly individual account of a minister's understanding of science and the natural world; education, reading practices and intellectual culture; marriage, family life, feuds and friendships. At once a pearl of nonconformist writing and a treasure-trove of information, Rastrick's autobiography is an essential resource for those interested in the religion, politics and culture of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction
John Rastrick: fragments of a lifep. 1
John Rastrick's publications and manuscriptsp. 11
'A Narrative; Or An Historicall Account Of The most Materiall passages In the Life of John Rastrick'p. 13
Editorial Conventionsp. 21
A Narrative; Or An Historical Account of the Most Materiall Passages in the Life of John Rastrickp. 27
Appendix
Will of John Rastrick, 1727p. 203
Will of Elizabeth Rastrick, 1733p. 206
Indexp. 209
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