Contents of David Blondel’s Of the Primacie in the Church

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/400
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises iv.108 Treatises xxi.354
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      ff 9-24 (f 23v, f 24 are blank). Additional pagination pp. 1-27

Scope and Content

A translation of the title and headings in the hand of the Earl of Lauderdale, together with similar translations of certain passages out of David Blondel’s De la primauté en l’Eglise… 1641.

‘Of Primacie in the Church: A treatise wherin The Annales of Cardinal Baronius, The Controversies of Cardinal Bellarmin The Reply of Cardinal du Perron are confronted with The Answer of the most serene King of Great Brittaine. By D. Blondel. At Geneve Printed for James Chouët 1641’


See also DWL/RB/1/110; 119; 142; 401; 402; 403; 404.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black xxi.354; Thomas p.9


  • See Bulletin of John Rylands Library, vii, 105.
  • For David Blondel (1590-1655), honorary professor at Saumur, see Corr 461. For date of Treatise see Corr 477.
  • For Cardinal Cesare Baronio, also known as Caesar Baronius, (1538-1607), the ecclesiastical historian whose best known works are his Annales Ecclesiastici, which appeared in twelve volumes (1588–1607), see ODCC.
  • For Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, also known as Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino, (1542-1621), the Italian Jesuit and theologian who vigorously opposed the Protestants and whose chief work was Disputationes de Controversiis Christianae Fidei adversus hujus temporis Haereticos (3 volumes Ingolstadt 1586-93), see ODCC.