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Aguilar, Grace

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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Alberti, Georg Wilhelm [pseud. Alethophilus Gottingensis]

G. H. Thomann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Theology. 499 words.

Alberti, Georg Wilhelm [pseud. Alethophilus Gottingensis] (bap. 1724, d. 1758), theologian and essayist, was baptized on 17 August 1724 ns at the church of St Aegiduen, Osterode am Harz, in...

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Austin, Robert

A. H. Bullen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 366 words.

Austin, Robert (bap. 1593, d. 1661), Church of England clergyman and political pamphleteer, was born at Guildford, Surrey, the fifth of seven children of George Austin (d. 1621) of...

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Ball, Hannah

E. Dorothy Graham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 605 words.

Ball, Hannah (1734–1792), follower of Wesleyan Methodism and diarist, was born on 13 March 1734, probably in Buckinghamshire. Nothing is known of her family other than that she was one of a...

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Barry, William Francis

Sheridan Gilley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1225 words.

Barry, William Francis (1849–1930), Roman Catholic priest and novelist, was born in London on 21 April 1849, the third son (of four children) of William Barry, an Irish Catholic immigrant...

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Bartlett, Henry

Paul C.-H. Lim.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 840 words.

Bartlett, Henry (b. 1617/18), Church of England clergyman and letter writer, was the son of John Bartlett of Maiden Newton, Dorset. He matriculated from Wadham College, Oxford, on 16 May...

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Bastwick, John

Frances Condick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Religion. 4157 words.

Bastwick, John (1595?–1654), religious controversialist and pamphleteer, was born probably in Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex, fourth child and only son of John Bastwick (c.1540–1596),...

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Bathurst, Ann

Sylvia Bowerbank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 840 words.

Bathurst, Ann (b. c. 1638, d. in or before 1704), diarist and prophet, is of unknown parentage. What little is known of her origins is found in the eight-page autobiography...

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Bentley, William

Richard D. Brown.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1104 words.

Bentley, William (22 June 1759–29 December 1819), clergyman, scholar, and journalist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joshua Bentley, a carpenter, and Elizabeth Paine, the...

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Bisset, William

William Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 675 words.

Bisset, William (1669/70–1747), Church of England clergyman and pamphleteer, was the son of William Bissett of Middlesex. His father was a royalist, but Bisset claimed he was not rewarded...

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