John Penry

(1563—1593) religious controversialist

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Separatist. He came into conflict with the bishops on account of his Puritan ideas. In 1588, when the Marprelate Tracts appeared, he was, almost certainly unjustly, suspected of being their author and fled to Scotland. On his return in 1592 he joined the London Separatist congregation. He was hanged on an ill-founded charge of treason.

Subjects: Christianity — British History.

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