Dodd, Charles

Dodd, Charles an English Romanist divine, whose real name is said to have been Richard Tootle. He resided at Harvington, Worcestershire, where he died about 1745. He published a Church History of England from 500 to 1688, chiefly with regard to Catholicks (Brussels, 1737, eight parts, in 3 volumes, fol.). It was printed in England, though dated at Brussels. It was sharply criticized by Constable, a Jesuit, in 1740, and Dodd replied as sharply (1742). Berington, in his Memoirs of Gregorio Panzani, speaks of Dodd as the author of other works "against the insidious conduct, as he deemed it, of the Jesuits, in their transactions with the secular clergy." His Church History was for a long time very scarce and dear, but a new edition was undertaken in 1839 by the Reverend M.A. Tierney, of which 5 volumes, 8vo have appeared (1839-1843).

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