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Cantilupe [Cantelupe], Nicholas (d. 1441), Carmelite friar and historian, was born in Wales, the son of William Cantilupe and a descendant of the noble Cantilupe family. Having joined the Carmelite order in Bristol in his youth, he studied at Cambridge, where he completed a doctorate in theology ...

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Coventry, William [called Claudius Conversus] (fl. c. 1340/1360), Carmelite friar and historian, must have been a lay brother of the order, since if he was lame, as the name Claudius indicates, he could not have been ordained. Three of Coventry's historical works, written either ...

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Harold, Francis (c. 1617–1685), Franciscan priest and historian, was born in Limerick, the nephew and cousin respectively of prominent Franciscans Luke Wadding and Bonaventure Baron. Thomas Harold, a leading disciple of Peter Walsh, was also a cousin, and two other Franciscans shared his name, one a nephew. After education in ...

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Langford, Thomas (fl. c. 1320), Dominican friar and historian, is recorded by the Italian Dominican Leandro Alberti, in his De viris illustribus ordinis Praedicatorum (1517), as an English Dominican who at an unspecified date wrote a history of the world from the creation to his own times. ...

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Marham, Ralph (fl. c. 1380), Augustinian friar and historian, is said by John Bale to have belonged to his order's house at Bishop's Lynn, and to have flourished about 1380. His family presumably came from Marham, a few miles south-east of that town. He studied at ...

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Walkington, Nicholas of (supp. fl. before 1200), supposed historical writer and Augustinian canon, may have been a native of Walkington, Yorkshire, who became canon of Holy Trinity Priory at Kirkham. All information concerning him derives ultimately from John Bale. In his Index Britanniae scriptorum...

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Ward, Hugh [Hugo Vardeus, Aodh Buidhe Mac an Bhaird] (1592–1635), Franciscan friar and historian, a native of co. Donegal, was a member of the Mac an Bhaird family, hereditary poets to the O'Donnells of Tirconaill. His parents were Eugenius Wardeus (possibly to be identified as ...