W J. Hooker's Synopsis Chorographical of Devonshire
Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 47, (1915) pp. pp.334-348.
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 His last, unpublished and probably uncompleted work was this first topographical description of Devon.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.
|Carew, Sir Peter||334|
|Cornwall, Edward Earl of||347|
|Edward III||338, 347|
|Gilbert, Mr Adrian||347|
|Gyles, John Esq||338|
|Levien, Edward, MA, FSA||334|
|Malmesbury, William of||336|
|Romans, Richard King of the||347|