Tag Archives: Edward Herbert of Cherbury

June 2015 Book of the Month: Acts and Monuments by John Foxe (1632)

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, as this work is popularly known, is an ambitious adaptation of the Catholic martyrology. Foxe portrayed executed English Protestants as successors to a line of true martyrs going back to the early Church. Affecting and gruesome … Continue reading

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September 2014 Book of the Month: Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets by William Byrd (1611)

This collection of songs was among the later publications of William Byrd, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal and one of the pre-eminent English composers of the Renaissance. The pieces are arranged for both voices and viols, taking advantage of a … Continue reading

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Book marks

Last month, we shared the fruits of this year’s graduate trainee project on provenance evidence in the Fellows’ Library, compiling information on five important seventeenth-century book owners and the characteristic marks they made in their books. This is useful not … Continue reading

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Provenance Evidence in the Fellows’ Library

As part of my year as a graduate library trainee, I have been encouraged to work on a project which will benefit Jesus College’s libraries. I opted to look at the provenance — or ownership history — of some of the … Continue reading

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June 2014 Book of the Month: Insectorum by Thomas Moffet (1634)

Each of the Insectorum’s four contributing authors died before this encyclopaedia of insects was finally brought to publication. Begun by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gesner, the draft was sold to his assistant Thomas Penny after Gesner’s death in 1565. Penny … Continue reading

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The Books of Lord Herbert of Cherbury

The following article by Dr Dunstan Roberts appears in the 2013 Jesus College Record. Those familiar with the Fellows’ Library will know that one of its earliest and most generous benefactors was Edward Herbert, first Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1582-1648). … Continue reading

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