The Lives of the Puritans in 3 volumes: Containing A Biographical Account
of Those Divines Who Distiguished Themselves In The Cause of Religious
Liberty, From the Reformation Under Queen Elizabeth, To The Act of
Uniformity, In 1662.
Included on this CD for The History of the Puritans in 5 Volumes:
DANIEL NEAL (1678-1743), English historian, born in London on the 14th of
December 1678, was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, and at the
universities of Utrecht and Leiden. In 1704 he became assistant minister,
and in 1706 sole minister, of an independent congregation. He married
Elizabeth Lardner (d. 1748), by whom he had one son, Nathanael and two
In 1720 Neal published his History of New England, which obtained for its
author the honorary degree of M.A. from Harvard college. He also undertook
to assist Dr John Evans in writing a history of Nonconformity. Evans,
however, died in 1730, and, making use of his papers for the period before
1640, Neal wrote the whole of the work himself. This History of the
Puritans deals with the time between the Reformation and 1689.
The History of the Puritans was edited, in five volumes, by Dr Joshua
Toulmin (1740-1815), who added a life of Neal in 1797. This was reprinted
in 1822, and an edition in two volumes was published in New York in 1844.