Publications 27

Title: An epistle directed to all iustices of peace in England and Wales
Imprint: London: Printed for M. S., 1642.
Date: 1642
Pages: 16 p
Copy from: Thomason Collection, British Library and Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Notes: Warning the justices of the dangers of Catholics in England.

Publications 26

Title: A short vievv of the praelaticall Church of England vvherein is set forth the horrible abuses in discipline and government: layd open in ten sections by way of quaere and petition to the high and honourable court of Parliament: the severall heads whereof are set downe in the next two pages: newly corrected with additions: together with a short draught of church-government. 1641.
Date: 1641
Imprint: London : Printed by Jo. Beale for Thomas Underhill, and are to be sold at his shop
Pages: 4, 43 p
Copy from: Thomason Collection, British library
Notes: A short preface is addressed to parliament. Further editions of what already appears to be a further edition already appeared in 1641 and then later again in 1661 (where he is called John Barnard) with an anatomy of the common prayer added. It is not clear whether Richard Bernard held such views upon episcopacy in 1641. This work may have been by John Bernard, a Presbyterian, author of The Independents catechisme. 1645. Cf. Emanuel Green, Bibliotheca Somersetensis. 1902. v. 2, p. 165.

Publications 25

Title: The article of Christs descension into hell fully in the true sense thereof layd open by Richard Bernard, pastor of the church at Batcombe
Date: 1641
Imprint: London: Printed by Jo. Beale for Thomas Underhill, and are to be sold at his shop in woode street at the sign of the Bible near the Counter, 1641.
Pages: [6], 39 p
Copy from: British Library
Notes: There is a brief dedication to "The right worshipful and worthily honoured Sir Charles Barkeley Knight" and heartily wishing him all true happiness. This is the Somerset based royalist Sir Charles Berkeley, later 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge of Berehaven, who died in 1668. He was the husband of Penelope Godolphin.