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Aster, John (1509/10–1574), Church of England clergyman and religious reformer, was probably the son of John Aster of Calais and Boston, Lincolnshire, staple merchant. The younger John Aster was himself trading as a Calais merchant by 1543. In 1544 he was sent to ...

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Cottisford [Cottesforde], Thomas (d. 1555), clergyman and evangelical reformer, was born at Winchester and studied at both Oxford and Cambridge. In his 'Epistle to an Englyshe Marchaunt' of Winchester, written from Marian exile, he thanked the addressee for his gifts 'whan I was a student at ...

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Garrard, Thomas (1498–1540), clergyman and protestant reformer, is first recorded in 1517, when at the age of nineteen he was admitted to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He graduated BA in 1518 and became a fellow of Magdalen College in 1519. He incepted MA in 1524, and was BTh (probably of ...

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Haynes [Heynes], Simon (d. 1552), clergyman and religious reformer, was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1515/16, MA in 1519, BTh in 1528, and DTh in 1531. He became a fellow of Queens' in 1516, and was president from 27 July 1528 to 1537. He had been ordained in February 1521, and on 28 November 1528 was admitted to the rectory of ...

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Rose, Thomas (b. 1499/1500, d. in or after 1576), evangelical reformer and Church of England clergyman, was a native of Exmouth, Devon. Much of what is known about him is recorded only by John Foxe. Priested in Devon, Rose was brought to Polstead, Suffolk...

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Sampson, Thomas (c. 1517–1589), Church of England clergyman and reformer, is said to have been born at Playford, Suffolk, but possibly came from Binfield in Berkshire. He studied at Cambridge, graduating in 1542 and proceeding MA in 1549; in 1548 he became a fellow of ...

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Seton, Alexander (d. 1542), Dominican friar and evangelical reformer, was unusual among Scottish Dominicans in having noble parentage, being the son of Sir Alexander Seton of Touch and Tullibody and Elizabeth Erskine, daughter of Thomas, earl of Mar. He was not so unusual in his education, being recorded in the university rolls of ...