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...Colet, John John Colet was born in London and died on 16 September 1519, probably in Sheen, Surrey, where he had built a house in 1514. He was the son of Henry Colet, a member of the Mercers’ Company who later became the Mayor of London...
...More, Thomas More was born in London on 7 February 1478, and executed on Tower Hill in the same city on 6 July 1535. He was the sole surviving son of Sir John More, barrister and later judge, by his first wife Agnes, née Graunger. While...
...Pole, Reginald Reginald Pole died in London on 17 November 1558. He was a cousin of King Henry VIII. Partly educated at Christ Church, Canterbury and Oxford (Magdalen and Corpus Christi Colleges), he was also taught by the humanists...
...Wilson was born about 1525, probably at Strubby in Lincolnshire, and died at St Catherine’s Hospital in London on 16 June 1581. He was educated at Eton and then King’s College, Cambridge, receiving his BA in 1546 and MA in 1549. He...
...Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry VIII, King of England, and Anne Boleyn, was born at Greenwich Palace on 7 September 1533. On 19 May 1536 her mother was executed. On 28 January 1547 her father died and was succeeded...
...Harrison, William Smith, Thomas Harrison was born in London on 18 April 1534, and died at Windsor some time before 22 November 1593, the date on which his will was proved. He was educated at Westminster School and then St Paul’s School...
...Fansuri, Hamzah Due to the lack of historical records, the exact dates of birth and death of Hamzah Fansuri, and much of the details of his life are not known with certainty; and not surprisingly, there exists much debate among scholars...
...Fleming, Abraham Abraham Fleming was born in London and died there on 18 September 1607. He entered Peterhouse College, Cambridge in 1570 and stayed there until at least 1576. He is described as ‘a student’ on the title-page of his English...
...Rainolde, Richard Richard Rainolde was born somewhere in Essex c. 1530 and died in Lambourne, Essex in December 1606. He was not from a wealthy family since in 1546 he entered St John’s College, Cambridge, as a sizar (i.e. someone who...
...Wilson, Thomas Thomas Wilson was born in Strubby, Lincolnshire between 1523 and 1525 and died in St Catherine’s Hospital, London on 20 May or 16 June 1581. He was educated at Eton, under the Protestant humanist Nicholas Udall, before...