Barnes's quaint History of Edward III.
According to Monsignor Barnes's theory, James de la Cloche, who had been brought up to be a Jesuit and knew his royal father's secret profession of Roman Catholicism, was being employed by Charles II.
Monsignor Barnes's theory is that Pregnani alias James de la Cloche, without the knowledge of Charles II., was arrested by order of Louis and imprisoned as Dauger on account of his knowing too much about the French schemes in regard to Charles II.
Which were relied on in Monsignor Barnes's book; so that the theory breaks down at all points.
He may have read Joshua Barnes's description of a race of "Pygmies" in his Gerania of 1675.