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Fletcher, John (1579–1625), playwright

Gordon McMullan

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Fletcher, John (1579–1625), playwright, was born on 20 December 1579 into a strongly protestant family in Rye, Sussex, the fourth of nine children of Richard Fletcher (1544/5–1596) and Elizabeth Holland (d. 1592). His grandfather, also a Richard Fletcher, was friend to the martyrologist ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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