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Laurence Chaderton

(c. 1536—1640) college head


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(d. 1640), English scholar and administrator. The son of Lancashire papists, he was converted to Protestantism at the University of Cambridge, where he became first a fellow of Christ's and then, in 1584, master of Emmanuel, a Puritan foundation set up by Walter Mildmay to train godly preaching ministers. Chaderton remained master until 1622, when he resigned in order to allow a managed succession to the suitably Puritan John Preston. He continued to live in the college until his death in 1640.

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From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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