Broughton, Richard, a Romanist, born at Stukeley, Huntingdonshire, and educated at Rheims. He took priest's orders in 1593; was sent into England as a missionary, and died in 1634. His principal works are, An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain, from the Nativity to the Conversion of the Saxons (Douay, 1633, fol.):-A true Memorial of the ancient religious State of Great Britain in the Time of the Britons (1650, 8vo): -Monasticon Britannicum (1655, 8vo).--New Genesis Biog. Dict. v, 97; Landon, Eccl. Dict. ii, 418.