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William Law

William Law  -  English spiritual writer and mystic Law  was born at King’s Cliffe, Northamptonshire. In 1705 he entered as a student at Emmanuel College, Cambridge; in 1711 he was elected fellow of his college and was ordained. He resided … Continue reading

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John Lightfoot

John Lightfoot was another Cambridge-educated man. He had a reputation for oratory. His early career was chiefly scholarly and pastoral in several assignments. As a delegate to the Assembly he kept a journal; this has become a valuable historical record … Continue reading

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William Bradford

William Bradford (1590-1657) As a boy in England, William Bradford was caught up in the fervour of the Protestant Reformation and became a dedicated member of the Separatist Church, the “left wing” of Puritanism, when only 12. Seven years later … Continue reading

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SAMUEL BOLTON Samuel Bolton was born in London in 1606, was educated at Manchester School, matriculated as a pensioner at Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1625, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1629 and a Master of Arts … Continue reading

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William Bridge

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William Bridge was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and served for several years as a fellow there as well. He served a five-year pastorate in Essex before accepting a call to Norwich. As a non-conformist, in 1637 he was officially … Continue reading

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William Bates

On the utility of Biography or personal history, there is a general concurrence of opinion. Some there are, who, in point of utility, judge its claims to be superior to those of general history. Without presuming to decide those claims, … Continue reading

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Simeon Ashe

Simeon Ashe was educated at Emmanuel College at Cambridge in the early seventeenth century and began his preaching ministry in Staffordshire, England. Later he was chaplain to the Earl of Manchester, also serving faithfully as a chaplain in the Army … Continue reading

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David Dickson

David Dickson (1583-1662) David Dickson was born about the year 1583. He was the only son of Mr John Dick or Dickson, merchant in Glasgow, whose father was an old feuar and possessor of some lands in the barony of … Continue reading

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Thomas Doolittle

Thomas Doolittle (1630-1707) Thomas Doolittle was born at Kidderminster, Worcestershire. While at the grammar school in Kidderminster, Doolittle heard Richard Baxter preach sermons that were later published as The Saints’ Everlasting Rest (1653). Those addresses led to Doolittle’s conversion in … Continue reading

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John Foxe

John Foxe  -  English historian and martyrologist Source; Wikipedia John Foxe (1517–18 April 1587) was an English historian and martyrologist, the author of what is popularly known as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (properly The Acts and Monuments), an account of … Continue reading

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Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus  -  Humanist scholar Source: Wikipedia The Dutch humanist, Desiderius Erasmus, was born at Rotterdam, apparently on October 28, 1466, the illegitimate son of a physician’s daughter by a man who afterwards turned monk. He was called Gerrit Gerritszoon … Continue reading

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