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  1. John. ?1530–1604, English churchman; as archbishop of Canterbury (1583–1604) he tried to curb the influence of Puritanism
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Examples from the Web for whitgift

Historical Examples

  • Cranmer's successor in the see of Canterbury was Archbishop Whitgift.

    Notes and Queries, Number 66, February 1, 1851


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

  • At the age of twelve he was sent to Cambridge, and put under Whitgift at Trinity.


    Richard William Church

  • These were the rooms specially reserved for his personal use during his lifetime by the pious Archbishop Whitgift.

    The Brighton Road

    Charles G. Harper

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