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Harrison, Robert (d. c. 1585), Brownist and writer, is of unknown origins. Nothing is known of his life before he matriculated as a pensioner of St John's College, Cambridge, on 4 October 1564; he later moved to Corpus Christi College and, having graduated BA in 1567, proceeded MA in 1572. In July 1573 he applied for the post of master of the grammar school of ...


Howard, Luke (1621–1699), Quaker activist and writer, was born at Dover on 18 October 1621, the son of Robert Howard (c.1580–1625), a shoemaker, and his wife, Susanna. His mother married a butcher when Luke was eight, but when he came to decide on his future occupation 'something in my Conscience … stirred against Evil, and made me dislike a Butcher's Life and Trade' (...