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Willes, Edward (1694–1773), bishop of Bath and Wells and cryptanalyst

William Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 1013 words.

Willes, Edward (1694–1773), bishop of Bath and Wells and cryptanalyst, was born at Bishop's Itchington, Warwickshire, on 6 March 1694, the son of John Willes (1647/8–1700), rector of that...