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Weever, Johnlocked

(1575/6–1632)
  • David Kathman

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Weever, John (1575/6–1632), poet and antiquary, was born in Preston, Lancashire, to 'poor but religious parents', and received an excellent education 'by the care of his uncle Thomas' (Whittle, 198). This may have been Thomas Langton, from whom Weever later wrote that he had 'received many favours' (...

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