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Whitgift

/ ˈwɪtˌɡɪft /

noun

  1. WhitgiftJohn?15301604MEnglishRELIGION: clergyman John. ?1530–1604, English churchman; as archbishop of Canterbury (1583–1604) he tried to curb the influence of Puritanism


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Whitgift was buried at Croydon where he founded a school and hospital.

Whitgift, who succeeded Grindal in 1583, though kind-hearted, was strict in his administration of the law.

This book was immediately suppressed by order of Archbishop Whitgift, possibly because it was supposed to savour of Puritanism.

His successor, the Calvinistic Whitgift, was almost certainly of the same mind.

Archbishop Whitgift was a rich man, and was also a great favourite of Queen Elizabeth's.

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