John Bennet 1657-86

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John BENNET 1657-86

Armorial stamp of John Bennet (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Born in Westminster, son of John Bennet. BA Christ Church, Oxford 1680, MA 1683, and went on to study medicine. His Constantius the apostate (1683) was a contribution to the debate around Samuel Johnson's Julian the apostate (actually an attack on the succession of the Roman Catholic James II to the throne); Bennet opposed Johnson.


Several books with Bennet's armorial stamp and initials "I B" survive in Christ Church Library (as all the known books are there, this may have been a donation or bequest?).