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Anthony Stafford

(c. 1587—1650) author


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(1587–1645?), devotional writer. He was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. He is known as the author of The Female Glory; or the Life and Death of Our Blessed Lady, the Holy Virgin Mary, God's Own Immaculate Mother (1635), of which the language of exalted adulation addressed to the BVM and an engraving depicting the Assumption gave great offence to the Puritans, esp. when the work was licensed and defended by W. Laud.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Christianity.


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