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rule, having stopped short at the Revolution of 1688. In 1868 he published for S.P.C.K. a short 'Life of Henry Hammond' and a similar 'Life of Robert Boyle,' and among his other minor works were 'The Bishop's Daughter,' 1860; ' Vox Ecclesiae Anglicanae,' 1868, being extracts from English theologians; 'History of the Crusades,' no date; 'Victor, a Story of the Diocletian Persecution,' no date; 'Croyland Abbey,' no date. In 1872 came a book which greatly enhanced his reputation, the 'Life of Bishop Grosseteste.' His intimate knowledge of the university of Oxford and also of the diocese of Lincoln, with both of which Grosseteste was so closely connected, at once rendered the task a labour of love to him, and enabled him to carry it out successfully. This was followed in 1879 by an equally good 'Life of St. Hugh of Avalon, Bishop of Lincoln,' though of course he had here to come into competition with the 'Magna Vita' (Rolls Ser.) In 1886 appeared a yet more successful production of his pen, a 'History of the Reformation in England,' written for the 'Epochs of Church History' series edited by Canon (afterwards Bishop) Creighton [q.v. Suppl.] This work gave scope for the development of Perry's most characteristic merits his power of condensation and of seizing the salient points of a subject, his fairness, and his accuracy. Moreover, although Perry was a good all-round historian, the Reformation period was that with which he was most familiar. The volume ranks among the best of an excellent series. The same merits are found in his larger publication, 'The Student's English Church History,' the Second Period (1509-1717) appearing in 1878, the First Period (596-1509) in 1881, and the Third Period (1717-1884) in 1887. He also left two posthumous works. One was the 'Diocesan History of Lincoln,' for the series published by S.P.C.K. This he took up after the death of Edmund Venables [q.v.], and incorporated in it the work which Venables had done. It was not published until after his death, in 1897; but he lived just long enough to correct the final proofs. The other was the 'Lives of the Bishops of Lincoln from Remigius to Wordsworth.' In this he had been engaged for several years in conjunction with Canon Overton, to whom he proposed the joint undertaking, 'as a pious tribute to our common alma mater' (i.e. Lincoln College, of which bishops of Lincoln were founders, benefactors, and ex-officio visitors), but the work has not yet (1901) appeared. Perry was also a contributor to periodical literature and to the 'Dictionary of National Biography.' He died on 10 Feb. 1897, and was buried in Waddington churchyard. A. tablet to his memory in Waddington church and a window in the chapter house of Lincoln Cathedral were erected by public subscription. He lost his wife in 1877. By her he had three sons and four daughters, five of whom are now living.
[Personal knowledge; private information; Perry's Works, passim; Mark Pattison's Memoirs; Times, 11 Feb. 1897; Athenaeum, 13 Feb. 1897.]