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George Herbert (1593–1633) by Robert White [posthumous] by permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University (from MS Eng. 1405)

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Herbert, George (1593–1633), Church of England clergyman and poet, was born on 3 April 1593 at Montgomery, seventh of the ten children of Richard Herbert (d. 1596) and his wife, Magdalen or Magdalene Newport (d. 1627). Herbert was (as his early biographer, ...

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Keble, John (1792–1866), Church of England clergyman and poet, was born at Fairford, Gloucestershire, on 25 April 1792. The Kebles had deep roots in the countryside on the eastern side of the Cotswolds. Keble's father, also John (1745–1834), was vicar of Coln St Aldwyn...

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John Keble (1792–1866) by George Richmond, 1844 by permission of the Warden and Fellows of Keble College, Oxford

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Thomas Ken (1637–1711) by F. Scheffer, c. 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ken, Thomas (1637–1711), bishop of Bath and Wells and nonjuror, was born at Little Berkhamsted in July 1637, the son of Thomas Ken (d. 1651), attorney of Furnival's Inn and clerk of assize in Glamorgan, Radnorshire, and Brecon, and his second wife, ...

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Simeon, Charles (1759–1836), Church of England clergyman, was born on 24 September 1759 at Reading, the fourth son of Richard Simeon (d. 1784), attorney and son and grandson of successive vicars of Bucklebury, Berkshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Hutton. His mother came from the same family as two archbishops of ...

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Charles Simeon (1759–1836) by William Say, 1822 (after John Jackson) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wesley, Charles (1707–1788), Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, was born on 18 December 1707 at Epworth rectory, Lincolnshire, the sixteenth or seventeenth child and third surviving son of Samuel Wesley (bap. 1662, d. 1735), rector of Epworth, and his wife, ...

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788) by unknown artist, c. 1735 Trustees of Epworth Old Rectory

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Wesley [Westley], John (1703–1791), Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, was born on 17 June 1703 at Epworth rectory, Lincolnshire, the thirteenth or fourteenth child and the second of three sons to reach maturity of Samuel Wesley (bap. 1662, d. 1735)...

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John Wesley (1703–1791) by Nathaniel Hone, c. 1766 © National Portrait Gallery, London