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Baker, David [name in religion Augustine] (1575–1641), Benedictine monk and mystical writer

David Daniel Rees.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 2206 words.

Baker, David [name in religion Augustine] (1575–1641), Benedictine monk and mystical writer, was born in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, on 9 December 1575, the thirteenth and youngest child of...

Barton, Elizabeth [called the Holy Maid of Kent, the Nun of Kent] (c. 1506–1534), Benedictine nun and visionary

Diane Watt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 3365 words.

Barton, Elizabeth [called the Holy Maid of Kent, the Nun of Kent] (c. 1506–1534), Benedictine nun and visionary, is of obscure origins. Nothing is known about her early life or family....

Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer

Joseph Gross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 201 words.

Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer, was vicar of Twickenham from 1562 to 1563, then rector at All Hallows-the-Great, London,...

Burton, Catharine [name in religion Mary Xaviera of the Angels] (1668–1714), Carmelite visionary and prioress of the English Carmel, Hopland

Paul Arblaster.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 333 words.

Burton, Catharine [name in religion Mary Xaviera of the Angels] (1668–1714), Carmelite visionary and prioress of the English Carmel, Hopland, was born on 4 November 1668 at Beyton, near...

Cary, Mary (b. 1620/21), millenarian

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 707 words.

Cary, Mary (b. 1620/21), millenarian, is known only through her publications, which reveal little of her background. At first she identified herself by initials alone, styling herself a...

Cooper [Cowper], Thomas (b. 1569/70, d. in or after 1626), Church of England clergyman and writer on witchcraft

Stephen Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Alternative Belief Systems. 1046 words.

Cooper [Cowper], Thomas (b. 1569/70, d. in or after 1626), Church of England clergyman and writer on witchcraft, was born in London and attended Westminster School, apparently with help...

Elliott, Edward Bishop (1793–1875), Church of England clergyman and writer on prophecy

Stephen Gregory.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Biblical Studies. 563 words.

Elliott, Edward Bishop (1793–1875), Church of England clergyman and writer on prophecy, was born at Paddington, Middlesex, on 24 July 1793, the second son of Charles Elliott (1751–1832) and...

Elveden, Walter (d. in or before 1360), ecclesiastic and astrologer

Keith Snedegar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 363 words.

Elveden, Walter (d. in or before 1360), ecclesiastic and astrologer, is first recorded as a scholar at Cambridge, probably of Gonville Hall. As a student Elveden had an inclination toward...

Favereches [Favarches], Richeldis de (fl. c. 1130), visionary and supposed founder of Walsingham Priory

Henrietta Leyser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 689 words.

Favereches [Favarches], Richeldis de (fl. c. 1130), visionary and supposed founder of Walsingham Priory, is known from her story as told in a ballad printed by Richard Pynson cnull...

Foster, George (fl. 1650), millenarian and religious writer

Nigel Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Religious Studies; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 768 words.

Foster, George (fl. 1650), millenarian and religious writer, is virtually invisible in contemporary records. Nearly everything known about him comes from two tracts of 1650. In The Sounding...