Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Carte, Thomas (1686-1754), an English historian, son of a vicar of Clifton near Rugby. Educated at Oxford, he took orders, but joined the ranks of the non-jurors upon the accession of the Hanoverian dynasty. Suspected of complicity in the plot of Atterbury, he was obliged to take refuge in France for some years. He is noted for a History of England, which is of some value, owing to its laborious accumulation of facts, which have proved useful to other historians. Several volumes of MSS. materials for continuing the history are preserved in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.