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Crashaw, Richardlocked

(1612/13–1648)
  • Thomas Healy

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Crashaw, Richard (1612/13–1648), poet, was born in London, the son of William Crashawe or Crashaw (bap. 1572, d. 1625/6), preacher, polemicist, and devotional writer, and his first wife, whose identity is not known.

The Crashaw family originated from Handsworth, near Sheffield (where the name often appears as ...

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