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Abingdon, Robert of [Robert Rich] (d. 1243), ecclesiastic and supposed hagiographer

C. H. Lawrence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; History of Religion. 629 words.

Abingdon, Robert of [Robert Rich] (d. 1243), ecclesiastic and supposed hagiographer, was the younger brother of Edmund of Abingdon and his assistant in the administration of the diocese and...

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Aguilar, Grace (1816–1847), writer on Jewish history and religion and novelist

Nadia Valman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Religion; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education. 1061 words.

Aguilar, Grace (1816–1847), writer on Jewish history and religion and novelist, was born on 2 June 1816 in Hackney, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children of Emanuel Aguilar...

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Ailnoth [Ælnoth] (fl. c. 1085–c. 1122), Benedictine monk and hagiographer

L. Abrams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Religion; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 383 words.

Ailnoth [Ælnoth] (fl. c. 1085–c. 1122), Benedictine monk and hagiographer, was an Englishman, from Canterbury, who spent his ecclesiastical career in Denmark. He was perhaps...

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Anselm (d. 1148), abbot of Bury St Edmunds and hagiographer

G. R. Evans.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; History of Religion. 922 words.

Anselm (d. 1148), abbot of Bury St Edmunds and hagiographer, was the nephew of Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury (c.1033–1109), being the son of the latter's only sister and her husband,...

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Aston [Ashton], John (d. in or before 1407), Lollard preacher

Maureen Jurkowski.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; History of Religion. 848 words.

Aston [Ashton], John (d. in or before 1407), Lollard preacher, was an early disciple of John Wyclif. A native of Worcester diocese, from 1365 to 1372 he was paid as a fellow of Merton...

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Badby, John (d. 1410), Lollard heretic

Peter McNiven.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; History of Religion. 521 words.

Badby, John (d. 1410), Lollard heretic, was a craftsman (possibly a tailor or smith) of the diocese of Worcester, who achieved notoriety by his uninhibited denial of the doctrine of...

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Ball, John (d. 1381), chaplain and leader of the peasants' revolt

Andrew Prescott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Religion; History of Religion. 1130 words.

Ball, John (d. 1381), chaplain and leader of the peasants' revolt, was of obscure origins. He had been an itinerant radical preacher for nearly twenty years before the revolt. He described...

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Ball, Thomas (1590–1659), hagiographer and Church of England clergyman

J. Fielding.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Religion. 897 words.

Ball, Thomas (1590–1659), hagiographer and Church of England clergyman, was born at Alberbury, Shropshire, of unknown parents. In 1613 he was appointed usher of a Mr Puller's school at...

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Barclay, Robert (1833–1876), Quaker and ecclesiastical historian

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Religion. 573 words.

Barclay, Robert (1833–1876), Quaker and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 4 August 1833 at Croydon. He was the younger son of John Barclay (1797–1838), a descendant of the Quaker...

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Barking, Clemence of (fl. 1163–c. 1200), Benedictine nun and hagiographer, of Barking Abbey

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; History of Religion. 971 words.

Barking, Clemence of (fl. 1163–c. 1200), Benedictine nun and hagiographer, of Barking Abbey, was responsible for an Anglo-Norman life of St Catherine of Alexandria which is the only life of...

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