The grammar-school of Bruton, Somerset was originally founded in the eleventh year of Henry the Eighth, 1519, by Richard Fitz-James, Bishop of London, John Fitz-James, his nephew, afterwards Lord Chief Justice of England, both natives of Redlynch, near Bruton, and John Edmondes, Clerk, D.D., collated in 1517 to the Chancellorship of. St. Paul’s.
In 1894 the Rev. Thomas Augustus Strong, M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford and rector of St. Paul’s, Chippenham together with the Oxford University Press published a revised editition of the Bruton Register, 1826 to 1890, first published in 1892. In addition to the entry registers details are given of the Headmaster and Masters of the period.
On May 7, 2007 a copy of the book was digitized by Google and made available on line. You can read the book or download your own copy in pdf format here.