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Laurence Clarkson

(1615—1667) sectary


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(1615–67),

a pamphleteer whose spiritual autobiography The Lost Sheep Found (1660) charts his progress through many religious affiliations; from his Church of England boyhood in Lancashire he became Anabaptist, Seeker, Ranter, and finally Muggletonian, suffering imprisonment for his views. His tracts shed an interesting light on the adventurous and speculative ideas of the age.

Subjects: Literature.


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