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Aston, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1600–1646), apologist of the Church of England and local politician  

E. C. Vernon

Aston, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1600–1646), apologist of the Church of England and local politician, was born on 29 September 1600 at Aston near Runcorn, Cheshire, the eldest son of John Aston (d. 1615) and his wife, Maude Needham. The Aston family had a long history of service to the crown and ...

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Aston, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1600–1646)  

Maker: John Souch of Chester

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Sir Thomas Aston, first baronet (1600–1646) by John Souch of Chester, 1635 [Sir Thomas Aston at the Deathbed of his Wife, Magdalene Poultney] photograph courtesy of Manchester City Art Galleries

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Durel, John [Jean] (1625–1683), Church of England clergyman and apologist  

Vivienne Larminie

Durel, John [Jean] (1625–1683), Church of England clergyman and apologist, was born in St Helier, Jersey, and baptized at the town church on 18 May 1625, the son of Jean le Vavaseur dit Durel and his wife, Susanne (d. in or after 1680)...

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Garbett, Edward (1817–1887), Church of England clergyman, journalist, and evangelical apologist  

A. R. Buckland

revised by Stephen Gregory

Garbett, Edward (1817–1887), Church of England clergyman, journalist, and evangelical apologist, was born at Hereford on 10 December 1817, the sixth son of James Garbett (1775–1857), prebendary of Hereford Cathedral, and brother of James Garbett (1802–1879), archdeacon of Chichester. He was educated at ...

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Gordon, James Edward (1789–1864), politician and protestant propagandist  

John Wolffe

revised

Gordon, James Edward (1789–1864), politician and protestant propagandist, was born in Scotland (either in Abernethy, near Perth, or in Aberdeen) on 11 March 1789, one of the numerous children of James (Brae) Gordon of Little Folla, factor to the duke of Gordon...

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Kinns, Samuel (1826–1903), Christian apologist  

R. S. Simpson

Kinns, Samuel (1826–1903), Christian apologist, was born in Colchester, the son of J. O. Kinns, of Great Totham, Essex, a Congregationalist minister. He was educated at Colchester grammar school and then privately.

In 1856 Kinns founded a boys' school, The College, Highbury New Park...

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Overton, John (1763–1838), Church of England clergyman and evangelical apologist  

Stephen Gregory

Overton, John (1763–1838), Church of England clergyman and evangelical apologist, was born at Monk Fryston in Yorkshire, where his father, George Overton, was a small landed proprietor. He belonged to an ancient Yorkshire family which early in the fourteenth century settled at Easington Hall...

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Palmer, Roger, earl of Castlemaine (1634–1705), diplomatist and Roman Catholic apologist  

R. A. P. J. Beddard

Palmer, Roger, earl of Castlemaine (1634–1705), diplomatist and Roman Catholic apologist, was born on 3 September 1634, the second son of Sir James Palmer (d. 1657), of Dorney Court, Buckinghamshire, being the son of Sir James's second marriage, to Catherine, daughter of ...

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Palmer, Roger, earl of Castlemaine (1634–1705)  

Maker: Sebastiano Bombelli

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Roger Palmer, earl of Castlemaine (1634–1705) attrib. Sebastiano Bombelli, 1664 [left, with his secretary] National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Phillips, John Bertram (1906–1982), biblical translator and Christian apologist  

Edwin Robertson

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Phillips, John Bertram (1906–1982), biblical translator and Christian apologist, was born in Barnes, Surrey, on 16 September 1906, the second of three children and elder son of Philip William Phillips OBE, a civil servant in the ministries of Health and Labour, and his wife, ...

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Shepherd, Luke (fl. 1548), protestant propagandist  

Janice Devereux

Shepherd, Luke (fl. 1548), protestant propagandist, was born in Colchester, Essex. Personal details other than his birthplace, occupation, and London address are not known. John Bale called him 'Lucas Opilio' (a Latinized form of his name), considered him 'a most elegant poet, not at all inferior to Skelton...