John Bennet 1657-86
John BENNET 1657-86
Born in Westminster, son of John Bennet. BA Christ Church, Oxford 1680, MA 1683, and went on to study medicine. His Constantius the apostate (1683) was a contribution to the debate around Samuel Johnson's Julian the apostate (actually an attack on the succession of the Roman Catholic James II to the throne); Bennet opposed Johnson.
Several books with Bennet's armorial stamp and initials "I B" survive in Christ Church Library (as all the known books are there, this may have been a donation or bequest?).