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Bruen, John (1560–1625), iconoclast, the eldest son of John Bruen (1510–1587) and his wife, Dorothy Holford, was born at Bruen Stapleford, Cheshire, in 1560 (some time before 18 January) into a gentry family that had dominated that village since the thirteenth century. He was baptized the same year. Much of what is known of ...

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Culmer, Richard (c. 1597–1662), Church of England clergyman and iconoclast, was probably born in the Isle of Thanet, east Kent; his parents are unknown. He was educated at the King's School in Canterbury and in 1613 matriculated as a sizar at Magdalene College, Cambridge...

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Dowsing, William (bap. 1596, d. 1668), iconoclast, was baptized in Laxfield church, Suffolk, on 2 May 1596. He was the younger son of a prosperous and godly yeoman farmer, Wolfran Dowsing (d. 1607), and his wife, Joan Cooke (d. 1632), heir of another ...

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Sherfield, Henry (bap. 1572, d. 1634), lawyer and iconoclast, was baptized on 13 September 1572 at Winterbourne Earls, near Salisbury, the third son and one of five children of Richard Sherfield or Shervill (c.1535–c.1620), corn dealer and small farmer, and his wife, ...