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Achilli, (Giovanni) Giacinto (b. c. 1803), Dominican priest, anti-Catholic polemicist, and seducer, was born in the village of Celleno, 18 miles from Viterbo, then in the Papal States. He joined the Dominican order in 1819, studied at the convent of the Minerva in ...

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James [née Banckes], Elinor [Eleanor] (1644/5–1719), printer and polemicist, was the daughter of Mary Banckes; the name of her father is not known. By a marriage licence dated 27 October 1662, at the age of seventeen, she married Thomas James (c...

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Lewis, Edward Archibald [Archie] (1918–1988), singer and variety artist, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 April 1918. He attended St Matthew's Anglican Church, Kingston, where he sang in the choir, and made his concert début aged fifteen. He was working as an engineering apprentice on the railway when he won a major contest, singing ballads in a style modelled on ...

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Milton, John (1608–1674), poet and polemicist, was born at 6.30 a.m. on Friday 9 December 1608 in the house at the sign of the Spread Eagle, Bread Street, London, and baptized in nearby All Hallows Church on 20 December, the third child of ...

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Scott, Thomas (d. 1626), protestant polemicist, was possibly the son of a Norfolk cleric of the same name, though he is equally likely to have been a Scot. On the strength of two sermons 'preached before the kings majestie' and published in 1616, it has been claimed that ...

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White, John (1570–1615), Church of England clergyman and polemicist, was born at Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, the son of Peter White, vicar of St Neots, Huntingdonshire, and the neighbouring parish of Eaton Socon, and younger brother of Francis White (1563/4–1638), later successively bishop of ...