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Latimer, Hugh
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(1485, Thurcaston, Leicestershire – Oct 16, 1555, Oxford). The son of a free peasant, Latimer studied theology from 1506 onward at Clare College, Cambridge (B.A. 1510, M.A. 1514). Having initially defended the old faith as a preacher and university lecturer, he joined the Reformation around 1524 under the influence of T. Bilney. Highly esteemed at the court of Henry VIII for a time (appointment as bishop of Worcester in 1535), he fell out of favor from 1539 during the turmoil surrounding Anne Boleyn; he delivered his most famous sermons under Edward VI. His theological…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Latimer, Hugh”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12689>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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