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Baker, Sir Richard (c. 1568–1645), religious writer and historian  

G. H. Martin

Baker, Sir Richard (c. 1568–1645), religious writer and historian, was born at Sissinghurst, Kent, the elder son of John Baker (b. in or before 1531, d. 1604×6), MP in 1554–5 and lawyer, and Catherine, daughter of Reginald Scott, of Scots Hall, Ashford, Kent...

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Bale, John (1495–1563), bishop of Ossory, evangelical polemicist, and historian  

John N. King

Bale, John (1495–1563), bishop of Ossory, evangelical polemicist, and historian, was born to parents of humble means at the village of Cove, near Dunwich in Suffolk, on 21 November 1495. In his Illustrium maioris Britanniae Bale names his parents as Henry and Margaret...

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Bower, Archibald (1686x8–1766), religious controversialist and historical writer  

Geoffrey Holt

Bower, Archibald (1686x8–1766), religious controversialist and historical writer, was born either on 17 January 1686 or on 17 January 1687 or in September 1688, at or near Dundee. His parents' names are unknown. According to his own account he was descended from an ancient family that had for several hundred years been possessed of an estate in ...

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Coulton, George Gordon (1858–1947)  

Maker: Walter Stoneman

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George Gordon Coulton (1858–1947) by Walter Stoneman, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Coulton, George Gordon (1858–1947), historian and controversialist  

Henry Summerson

Coulton, George Gordon (1858–1947), historian and controversialist, was born at Tower Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, on 15 October 1858, the third son and sixth child of John James Coulton, a solicitor of Yorkshire origins, and his wife, Sarah Radley. After early schooling at a dame-school at ...

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005)  

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Vivian Hubert Howard Green (1915–2005) by unknown photographer reproduced by kind permission of the Rector and Fellows of Lincoln College, Oxford

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head  

Paul Langford

Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head, was born on 18 November 1915 at 101 Thurlby Road, Wembley, Middlesex, the only child of Hubert James Green, law stationer's clerk, and son of a Hampstead master tailor, and his wife, ...

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Gwatkin, Henry Melvill (1844–1916)  

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Henry Melvill Gwatkin (1844–1916) by James Russell & Sons by permission of the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Emmanuel College in the University of Cambridge

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Gwatkin, Henry Melvill (1844–1916), historian and theologian  

Peter R. H. Slee

Gwatkin, Henry Melvill (1844–1916), historian and theologian, was born at Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, on 30 July 1844, the second son of the Revd Richard Gwatkin (b. 1791) and his wife, Ann Middleton. He attended St John's College, Cambridge, with a scholarship in 1863, after seven years at ...

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Howes, Thomas (1728–1814), historian and religious controversialist  

David Chandler

Howes, Thomas (1728–1814), historian and religious controversialist, was born at Thorndon, Suffolk, and was baptized at All Saints' Church there on 19 October 1728. He was the only son of Thomas Howes (1698–1773), clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Colman of ...

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Jasper, Ronald Claud Dudley (1917–1990), liturgical scholar and historian  

Donald Gray

Jasper, Ronald Claud Dudley (1917–1990), liturgical scholar and historian, was born on 17 August 1917 at 4 York Terrace, Ford, Devonport, Devon, the only child of Claud Albert Jasper (1882–1974), a shipwright, and his wife, Florence Lily, née Curtis (1885–1957). Educated first at ...

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Nicholl, Donald (1923–1997), historian and theologian  

Adrian Hastings

Nicholl, Donald (1923–1997), historian and theologian, was born in Claremount, Halifax, Yorkshire, on 23 July 1923, the son of William Nicholl (1898–1979), a brass finisher, and his wife, Mary Ann Scott (1904–1981). They had been married in the Anglican church of Claremount the previous Christmas day and it was a continuing source of joy to know that he had already been present on that occasion, two months old in his mother's womb. The family was extremely poor: ...

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Parkes, James William (1896–1981), historian and theologian  

Nicholas de Lange

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Parkes, James William (1896–1981), historian and theologian, was born at Les Fauconnaires, Guernsey, on 22 December 1896, the younger son and second of three children of Henry Parkes, an English civil engineer who had settled in Guernsey to grow fruit, and his wife, ...

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Rashdall, Hastings (1858–1924), moral philosopher, theologian, and historian  

Jane Garnett

Rashdall, Hastings (1858–1924), moral philosopher, theologian, and historian, was born at 34 St George's Road, Kensington, London, on 24 June 1858, the eldest child of the Revd John Rashdall (d. 1869?), incumbent of Eaton Chapel, Eaton Square, London, and afterwards (1864–9) of ...

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Rashdall, Hastings (1858–1924)  

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Hastings Rashdall (1858–1924) by Walter Stoneman, 1918 © National Portrait Gallery, London