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Bale, John (1495–1563), bishop of Ossory, evangelical polemicist, and historian

John N. King.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Education; History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion. 4041 words.

Bale, John (1495–1563), bishop of Ossory, evangelical polemicist, and historian, was born to parents of humble means at the village of Cove, near Dunwich in Suffolk, on 21 November 1495.

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Gates, Geoffrey (fl. 1566–1580), soldier and polemicist

D. J. B. Trim.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Religion and Politics. 518 words.

Gates, Geoffrey (fl. 1566–1580), soldier and polemicist, was the eldest son and heir of Geoffrey Gates; his mother was a Pascall of Essex. His uncle was the Essex gentleman Sir John Gates...

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