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Cartwright, Thomas
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(c. 1535, Hertfordshire – Dec 27, 1603, Warwick) was the leading intellectual figure of English Presbyterianism (Presbyterians) in the reign of Elizabeth I. In 1570, he became professor of divinity at Cambridge University. His lectures on Acts, in which he expressed presbyterian views on church order, aroused opposition from the authorities. He was dismissed from his post and retired to Geneva. He returned in 1572. His support for Puritan petitions to Parliament led again to exile, first to Basel and Heidelberg,…

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Sheils, William Joseph, “Cartwright, Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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