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One of those books that someone had to write, but most people will never really want to read. When Pearson set to work on Thomas Cartwright in 1925, there was no historical scholarship worthy of the name on the subject, only a tangled web of partisan legends and odd accretions. In this very large volume, Pearson painstakingly re-constructs the life of this, perhaps the most important Puritan of them all, one whom we might call the founder of English Presbyterianism. Often, he feels the need to ...more