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Laud, Williamlocked

  • Anthony Milton


Laud, William (1573–1645), archbishop of Canterbury, was born in Reading on 7 October 1573, the only son of William Laud (d. 1594), a prosperous clothier, and his wife, Lucy, née Webb (d. 1600), the widow of John Robinson, another Reading clothier. Despite later gibes at his lowly birth (to which ...

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