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BIOGRAPHICA ET BIBLIOGRAPHICA
[See Journal, No. I, p. 51, for a note as to the purpose and scope of this
section. — Editor].
D.N.B. = The Dictionary of National Biography.
SIR ROGER WILLIAMS (See Journal, Vol. I, No. 2, p. 114).
Professor L. V. D. Owen, University College, Nottingham, has contributed an article
to The Army Quarterly, April, 1937, which gives a brief biographical account of Sir Roger
Williams and also a summary of his views, as reflected in his writings, on the continental
warfare of his days and upon English military affairs.
WM. WILLIAMS.
SIR RICHARD WYNN, Bart., of Gwydir (d. 1649: D.N.B. bdii, p. 258).
The following addition to the account in the D.N.B. is reprinted;, by permission,
from the Dictionary of National Biography additions and corrections section of the
Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, November, 1939
After Henrietta [1.33. p. 258s of the original issue] insert Richard Wynn
sat in the parliaments of 1621, 1623-4, and 1625 as member for Ilchester.
On 31 March 1640 he was returned to the Short Parliament as member for Newton-in-
Makerfield, Lancs., and became member for Liverpool in the Long Parliament in
1640 (Return ofM.P.s, i. 453, 459, 465, 482, 490).'
W. LL. DAVIES.
JOHN WILLIAMS, Lord Keeper and Archbishop of York (1582-1650; D.N.B. lxi,
414).
Two new biographies of John Williams appeared in 1938, prepared by Norman F. R.
Tucker and Bertha Dew Roberts, the latter writer showing that she had made extensive
use of the Wynn of Gwydir Papers in the National Library, as also had the late Judge Ivor
Bowen, K.C., in his John Williams of Gloddaeth. (Transactions of the Honourable Society
of Cymmrodorion for 1927-1928.) More recently there has appeared a study of Arch-
bishop Laud (1573-1645), by H. R. Trevor-Roper (London, Macmillan and Co., 1940),
a work in which Archbishop Williams is a predominant figure as he and Laud were life-long
rivals. The most fractious of all Laud's bishops was his old rival and adversary
Williams (op. cit. p. 179).
W. LL. DAVIES.
DAVID WILLIAMS (1738-1816; D.N.B. lxi, 390).
A phase of the activities of David Williams, whose name is to many people associated
only with the Royal Literary Fund,' is described by Mr. David Williams, Cardiff, in an
article- The missions of David Williams and James Tilly Matthews to England, (1793)'
-in Vol. liii (1938) of The English Historical Review.
David Williams MSS. in the National Library bear the location numbers N.L.W. MSS.
10,331-10,338.
W. LL. DAVIES.
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