(c.1540–1576), English preacher. He was a prototype of the “godly” divines who personified the Puritan tendency in the Elizabethan and post-Elizabethan English church; and more especially those preachers and pastors whose “Puritanism” was defined less by legalistic scruples about outward forms than by an all-consuming concern to assure themselves of their own salvation and to convey the same experience to others. Politically, but in no other respect, these were moderate Puritans.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).