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SOME ACCOUNT

OF THE

LIFE AND WRITINGS

OF

HUGH LATIMER *

Hugh LATIMER was born at Thurcaston, in Leicestershire, about the year 1475. His father was a reputable yeoman, who rented a small farm, upon which in those frugal times he maintained a large family, consisting of one son and six daughters.

The juvenile part of Latimer's life affords nothing worthy of notice. It was not till about the year 1500, when having taken the degree of M. A. at Christ's College, Cambridge, and entered into Priest's orders, his zeal for the doctrines of the Ro-7 mish church manifested itself by violent declamations against the German reformers, whose opinions had at that time begun to be propagated in Eng

* The following life is chiefly compiled from Wrangham's British Plutarch, Gilpin's Lives of the Reformers, and Fox's Acts and Monuments.

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