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Anderson, Sir (James) Norman Dalrymple (1908–1994), missionary, jurist, and writer on religion  

Todd M. Thompson

Anderson, Sir (James) Norman Dalrymple (1908–1994), missionary, jurist, and writer on religion, was born on 29 September 1908 at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the second son and last of the four children of William Dalrymple Anderson (d. 1946), grain merchant, and his wife, Lilian Maud, ...

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Melmoth, William, the elder (1665/6–1743), lawyer and religious writer  

Emma Major and Nicole Pohl

Melmoth, William, the elder (1665/6–1743), lawyer and religious writer, was admitted to Clifford's Inn on 15 April 1686 and to the Inner Temple on 30 May 1689. Nothing is known of his background beyond the fact that the Inner Temple admitted him as a gentleman. He was called to the bar at the ...

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Punt, William (fl. 1548–1563), polemicist and book smuggler  

Thomas S. Freeman

Punt, William (fl. 1548–1563), polemicist and book smuggler, emerged from obscurity in 1548 as the author of A New Dialoge called the Endightment agaynste Mother Messe. This work proved to be popular (three editions were published in two months), perhaps because it skilfully drew on the work of major evangelical writers such as ...

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Wilkinson, William (c. 1551–1613), religious writer and ecclesiastical lawyer  

Christopher Marsh

Wilkinson, William (c. 1551–1613), religious writer and ecclesiastical lawyer, was a Yorkshireman by birth. His precise origins are unclear, though it is known that his family held land in Bradford. His university education began when he matriculated as a pensioner at St John's College, Cambridge...