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Bowdler, Johnlocked

  • Peter B. Nockles


Bowdler, John (1746–1823), Church of England layman and religious writer, was born at Bath, Somerset, on 18 March 1746, the eldest son of Thomas Bowdler (bap. 1719, d. 1785) and Elizabeth Stuart Bowdler, née Cotton (d. 1797), religious writer. He was given a strict Anglican religious upbringing by his mother, and at the age of eight was sent to the school kept by ...

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