Earle, John (1598x1601–1665), bishop of Salisbury and character writer, was born at York, the son of Thomas Earle or Earles, registrar of the archbishop's court in the city. He matriculated, 'aged eighteen' (Foster, Alum. Oxon.), from Christ Church, Oxford, on 4 June 1619, but may have been two or three years older and may have already spent some time at the university, and was probably thus also the ...
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John Earle (1598x16011601–1665) by unknown artist, c. 1660 © National Portrait Gallery, London