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Bale, John

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

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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James [née Banckes], Elinor [Eleanor]

Paula McDowell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Religion and Politics; Publishing. 1519 words.

James [née Banckes], Elinor [Eleanor] (1644/5–1719), printer and polemicist, was the daughter of Mary Banckes; the name of her father is not known. By a marriage licence dated 27 October...

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Kethe, William

J. Fielding.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Education. 1171 words.

Kethe, William (d. 1594), religious polemicist and translator, probably originated in The Mearns, Scotland. Very little is known about his early life; he may have lived in Exeter. What is...

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Lewis, Edward Archibald [Archie]

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1222 words.

Lewis, Edward Archibald [Archie] (1918–1988), singer and variety artist, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 April 1918. He attended St Matthew's Anglican Church, Kingston, where he sang...

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Martin [Martyn], Thomas

Steve Hindle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 811 words.

Martin [Martyn], Thomas (1520/21–1592/3), civil lawyer and polemicist, the son of John Martin of Cerne, Dorset, was educated at Winchester (admitted 1533, aged twelve) and New College,...

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Punt, William

Thomas S. Freeman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Religion; Property Law; Property Crime. 693 words.

Punt, William (fl. 1548–1563), polemicist and book smuggler, emerged from obscurity in 1548 as the author of A New Dialoge called the Endightment agaynste Mother Messe. This work proved to...

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Webster, John

Antonio Clericuzio.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Education. 2479 words.

Webster, John (1611–1682), schoolmaster and polemicist, was born on 3 February 1611 at Thornton on the Hill in the parish of Coxwold, Yorkshire, the son of Edward Webster. Claims that he...

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