Hallam deliberately aimed at impartiality, but he could not escape his Whig atmosphere.
The best-known English criticism, that of Hallam in his Literature of Europe, is inadequate.
See Tulloch, Rational Theology in England in the 17th Century; Hallam, Literature of Europe (chap. on Philosophy from 1650 to 1700; Hunt, Religious Thought in England; von Stein, Sieben Bucher zur Geschichte des Platonismus (1862), and works on individual philosophers appended to biographies.
It is often stated that the writ is founded on the article of the Great Charter already quoted; but there are extant instances 1 See Hallam, Const.