Nicholas Sanders

(c. 1530—1581) religious controversialist

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also ‘Sander’, RC controversialist and historian. He fled from England in 1559. In 1565 he went to Louvain, where he became professor of theology and engaged in the controversy aroused by J. Jewel's Apology. In 1572 he became consultor to Gregory XIII on English affairs, and in 1579 he went to Ireland as Papal agent to stir up an insurrection. His unfinished De Origine ac Progressu Schismatis Anglicani (pub. 1585) is now admitted to be accurate in some of its controverted statements.

Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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