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John Aubrey, 'Brief Lives', chiefly of contemporaries, ed. A. Clark, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1898)


Journals of the House of Commons


Thomas Hobbes, The Correspondence, ed. N. Malcolm, 2 vols. (Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes, 6–7; Oxford, 1994)

Dialogue … of the Common Laws

Thomas Hobbes, A Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student, of the Common Laws of England, ed. A. Cromartie, in Hobbes, Writings on Common Law and Hereditary Right, ed. A. Cromartie and Q. Skinner (Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes, 11; Oxford, 2005)

Elements of Law

The Elements of Law Natural and Politic by Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, ed. F. Tönnies (1889)


The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, ed. W. Molesworth, 11 vols. (1839–45)


A Brief Chronicle of the Late Intestine War in the Thee Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, … From the Year of our Lord 1637 to this present Year 1663 Faithfully Collected and Compiled by James Heath (1663) [Wing H1319]

Hist. Eccles.

Thomas Hobbes, Historia Ecclesiastica Carmine Elegiaco Concinnata, in OL, v. 341–408

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Husbands I

An Exact Collection of All Remonstrances, Declarations, Votes, Orders, Ordinances, Proclamations, Petitions, Messages, Answers, and other Remarkable Passages betweene the Kings most Excellent Majesty and his High Court of Parliament beginning … in December 1641, and continued untill March the 21, 1643 which were formerly published either by the Kings Majesties command or by Order from one or both Houses of Parliament (1643) [Wing E1533]

Husbands II

A Collection of all the publicke Orders, Ordinances, and Declarations of both Houses of Parliament from the Ninth of March 1642 untill December 1646 Together with severall of his Majesties Proclamations and other papers printed at Oxford (1646) [Wing E878]


Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill (1651)


Journals of the House of Lords

Macdonald and Hargreaves

Hugh Macdonald and Mary Hargreaves, A Bibliography of the Works of Thomas Hobbes (1982)


The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2006)


Thomae Hobbes Malmesburiensis opera philosophica quae Latine scripsit omnia, ed. William Molesworth, 5 vols. (1839–45)


Statutes of the Realm, 9 vols. (1810–22)


The National Archives, Kew, Surrey

All works cited were published in London unless otherwise stated. References to Behemoth within the introduction and notes use the folio numbers of the St John's manuscript, the copy-text for this edition, which are provided within the text.

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