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W J. Hooker's Synopsis Chorographical of Devonshire

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 47, (1915) pp. pp.334-348.

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William J. Blake

Prepared by Michael Steer

John Hoker alias Vowell (c. 1527-1601) was a solicitor, antiquary, civic administrator and advocate of republican government. He wrote an eye-witness account of the siege of Exeter that took place during the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1549. From 1555 to his death he was chamberlain of Exeter, though he spent several years in Ireland as legal adviser to Sir Peter Carew. He was, for short periods, a member of both the Irish and English parliaments and wrote an influential treatise on parliamentary procedure. He was one of the editors of the second edition of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles, (1587). His last, unpublished and probably uncompleted work was this first topographical description of Devon. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

 

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Carew, Sir Peter 334
Carew, Richard 334-5
Cornwall, Edward Earl of 347
Edward I 347
Edward III 338, 347
Henry II 336
Henry III 336
Hooker, Richard throughout
Gilbert, Mr Adrian 347
Gyles, John Esq 338
John, King 336
Levien, Edward, MA, FSA 334
Malmesbury, William of 336
Romans, Richard King of the 347
Westcote 334
William I 336