William Perkins: Sermons

Scope and Content

A small collection of sermons by William Perkins.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Perkins (1558-1602) was born at Marston Jabbett, Warwickshire. He matriculated at Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1577 (B.A., 1581; M.A., 1584), where he became a Fellow in 1584. He was lecturer at St Andrew's, Cambridge, until 1602. Perkins was the author of many theological works, which were translated into several languages and reflected his strong Calvinist beliefs. He died in Cambridge on 22 October 1602.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from E.J. Gregson, 10 August 1984.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on William Perkins in John Venn and J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part I, vol. III (Cambridge University Press, 1924), p. 347.

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