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John Tillotson

(1630—1694) archbishop of Canterbury

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Archibald Campbell

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Archibald Campbell was born in Edinburgh on 24 July 1691 into a family of merchants, and died on 24 April 1756. He studied in Edinburgh and Glasgow, obtained a licence to preach in 1718 and...

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Charles Leslie

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(1650–1722),

Nonjuror. Deprived of his benefice in Ireland, he came to London in 1689. His most celebrated work was an attack on Deist philosophy, A Short and Easy Method with the...

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Edward Stillingfleet

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(1635–99)

English Churchman. A Fellow of St John's college, Cambridge, Stillingfleet became Archdeacon of London in 1677, Dean of St Pauls in 1678 and Bishop of Worcester in 1689....

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George Hickes

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(1642–1715),

was the acknowledged leader of the first great generation of Anglo‐Saxon scholars which included the Elstobs and Wanley. The climax of his work was the Linguarum...

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Henry Compton

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(1632–1713),

Bp. of London from 1675. He was tutor to the princesses Mary and Anne, but his anti-Papal attitude brought him into disfavour with James II, and he was restrained...

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Humphrey Hody

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(1659–1707), Anglican divine. Having entered Wadham College, Oxford, in 1676, he was elected a Fellow in 1685. In his Contra historiam Aristeae de LXX interpretibus Dissertatio (1684) he...

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Isaac Barrow

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(1630–1677) British mathematician

Born the son of a prosperous London linen draper, Barrow was educated at Cambridge University. Because of his royalist sympathies he was rejected,...

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John Wilkins

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(1614–72),

Bp. of Chester from 1668. His chief interests lay in the furthering of science and philosophical linguistics, and when the Royal Society received its charter in 1662 he...

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John Williams

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John Williams was born in Northamptonshire and died in London on 24 April 1709. He was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, graduating BA in 1655 and MA in 1658, and was incorporated at...

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latitudinarianism

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Was a reaction against the theological controversies and civil wars of the 17th cent., placing little emphasis on precise points of doctrine and arguing for toleration. High‐church...

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